Boisduval's Autumn Moth is a species of moth from the Oenosandridae family. The males and females are quite different in colour. The male is fairly drab with black and white thorax and brownish wings specked with black and orange brown. The female is mowe strikingly coloured with white forewings with thick black stripe along the centre of each wing, and white hindwings. The female has orange and black banded abdomen. The caterpillar is grey with reddish brown head, small white spots and sparse white hairs, with indistinct thin yellow bands on back becoming less distinct towards the rear.
wingspan about 5 cm
found where there are suitable eucalypt food trees
Boisduval's Autumn Moth larvae feed on eucalypt leaves
Oenosandra boisduvalii is found in southern New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria.
|Common Name:||Boisduval's Autumn Moth|