Gallaba eugraphes Turner, 1922
NOTODONTINAE ,   NOTODONTIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Gallaba eugraphes
female
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria - Part 2)

The adult moth of this species has grey forewings, each with dark spots and loopy lines. The hindwings are grey, darkening toward the margins. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.

Gallaba eugraphes
male
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria - Part 2)

The eggs are green and spherical, and laid in clusters accompanied by anal hairs.

Gallaba eugraphes
egg cluster
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria - Part 2)

The species is found in

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • Western Australia.

    Gallaba eugraphes
    female
    (Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria - Part 2)


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 42.7, p. 420.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
    Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 12-13.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera Saturniadae, Bombycidae, Eupterotidae, Notodontidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 47 (1922), pp. 388-389, No. 66.


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    (updated 7 April 2013)