When disturbed, this Arctiid exudes a frothy liquid from glands beside its eyes, which is probably toxic. This behaviour gives the moth its name. It measured about 3cm from head to the wing tips. Colouration is white, with a red collar and red markings on the head and thorax (which also displays some black spots); forewings are semi-translucent white; abdomen upper side is yellow and underside white.
Found among foliage on the banks of the Norman River.
Lat: -17.66, Long: 141.09
Spotted on May 12, 2009
Submitted on Jun 30, 2017
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