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Hairy Caterpillar Moth

Creatonotos gangis

Description:

Striking cream and dark brown wings and a fuzzy stole. Body is bright red. The abdomen is red or sometimes yellow. The males have four eversible coremata at the tip of the abdomen which emit pheromones, each when inflated is longer than the abdomen. The moths have a wingspan of about 4 cms.

Habitat:

Attracted to night light in backyard.


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2 Comments

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner a year ago

I'd love to photograph them!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

I'd love to see those male gadgets.

LeanneGardner
Spotted by
LeanneGardner

QLD, Australia

Lat: -21.43, Long: 149.21

Spotted on Jul 27, 2018
Submitted on Jul 27, 2018

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