Margined Browntail Moth
(also known as Euproctis marginalis)
LYMANTRIIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Blackheath, New South Wales)
The Caterpillars of this species feed nocturnally on Gum Trees ( Eucalyptus, MYRTACEAE ).
The adult moth has a dark brown body, and brown wings. The wings have an irregular band of white along the edges. The wingspan is about 4 cms.
It is found over the eastern half of Australia, including
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 43.11, p. 429.
Moths of Victoria: Part 2,
Tiger Moths and their Allies - Noctuoidea (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 16-19.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 4 (1855), pp. 845-846, No. 2.
(updated 26 June 2010)