Euproctis fimbriata (T.P. Lucas, 1891)
(previously known as Chionophasma fimbriata)
LYMANTRIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Specimen: courtesy of the The Australian Museum)

This Caterpillar feeds on:

  • Eggs & Bacon ( Dillwynia species, FABACEAE ),
  • Macadamia Nuts ( Macadamia integrifolia, PROTEACEAE ), and
  • Avocado ( Persea americana, LAURACEAE ).


    Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

    There appear to be two forms of the adult moths: one with uniform pale brown forewings each with a darker costa, and one with darker brown forewings each with an irregular marginal band. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.


    pale form
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

    The species occurs on the east coast of Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig 43.15, p. 430.

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    On Queensland and other Australian Lepidoptera, with Description of New Species,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 6, Part 2 (1891), pp. 285-286.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 108.


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    (updated 23 August 2004, 22 December 2012, 10 May 2016)