(erroneously: Lymantria nephrogramma)
LYMANTRIIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The adult moth is very striking. It has a buff coloured body with three black spots on each segment. The forewings have a pattern of dark brown zig-zag lines on white, and the hind wings are pale brown, often with a dark brown mark in the middle and black dots along the edge. It has a wingspan up to 7 cms.
This species is found in the rainforests of the mid-east coast of Australia, including:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 19.5, p. 429.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 111.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
Volume 27, Part 1 (1915), pp. 23-24.
(updated 11 February 2010)