Aglaosoma periblepta (Turner, 1922)
Tasmanian Notodontid
(formerly known as Teara periblepta)
THAUMETOPOEINAE ,   NOTODONTIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Kristi Ellingsen, Tasmania)

The adult moths of this species have wings that have a variable complex pattern of dark brown and white, The forewings also have some orange markings.


(Photo: courtesy of Axel Hausmann, SNSB, Zoologische Staatssammlung Muenchen)

The thorax is covered in black and white hairs. The abdomen is black and the male has feathery antennae, and an orange or white hairy tail. The wingspan is about 4 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Kristi Ellingsen, Tasmania)

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales, and
  • Tasmania.


    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Kristi Ellingsen, Tasmania)


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Saturniadae, Bombycidae, Eupterotidae, Notodontidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 47 (1922), pp. 372-373, No. 21.


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    (written 4 May 2017)