(previously known as Antheraea rhythmica)
(Photo: by Laura Hewitt, Mt Glorious, Queensland, courtesy of Steven Dodge)
The Caterpillar of this species is green with a yellow line along each side. There are tubercles on every segment each of which has a cluster of short stiff hairs, and extra big tubercles on the thorax and tail each with a prominent long hair. The caterpillar feeds on :
The adult moths have a brown eyespot on each wing. On the fore wing, the eyespot is surrounded by a dark triangle outline Each hind wing has two curved wiggly dark lines across it. The moths have a wingspan of about 6 cms.
The eggs are oval and pale brown with scattered darker brown spots. They are laid in rows of half a dozen at a time.
The species is found in Australia in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia (listed as Opodiphthera rhythmica),
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 14.9, p. 406.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
Volume 47 (1936), p. 25.
(updated 6 February 2008, 15 March 2019)