(formerly known as Teara periblepta)
THAUMETOPOEINAE, NOTODONTIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(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.
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.
The species has been found in
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.
(written 4 May 2017, updated 26 January 2019)