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Lymantrid Moth

Euproctis melanosoma

Description:

This white lymantrid moth had a wing span of about 30mm. Feathery setae seen on head thorax and legs. A black abdomen was just visible between the wings along the mid-line. The front legs appeared to be yellow under the white setae - ? significance.

Habitat:

Grasslands and gardens. larvae feed on several species of flora including grass, roses, brush box and grapevine.

Notes:

a beautiful fluffy white moth. the female is said to have a yellow tuft at the tail. Is also known by its other name : Porthesia mixta

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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Mar 2, 2013
Submitted on Mar 7, 2013

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