(erroneously : Zia tactilis)
NOLINAE, NOLIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Specimen: courtesy of Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)
These Caterpillars feed on various species of MYRTACEAE, for example :
The adult moth has fawn forewings with an indistinct pattern. It has several areas of raised scales on the wings It has a wingspan of about 3 cms.
It is found over most of the southern half of Australia, including
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 47.17, p. 456.
Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 32-33.
Crambites & Tortricites,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 27 (1863), p. 110, No. 1.
(updated 1 March 2011)