Tinged Tussock Moth
(often misidentified as: Laelia croperoides from Madagascar)
LYMANTRIIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Dave Britton)
This adult moth has a hairy brown body with an orange tuft on its tail, and white wings shading to a pale yellow leading edge. It has a wingspan of about 2 cms.
It occurs in Australia in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 43.3, p. 428.
Johan Christian Fabricius,
Entomologia Systematica Emendata et Aucta,
Volume 3, Part 1 (1793), p. 463, No. 175.
Moths of Victoria: Part 2,
Tiger Moths and their Allies - Noctuoidea (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 18-19.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths,
CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 12.
(updated 13 September 2010)