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  Granny's Cloak Moth (Speiredonia spectans)





Granny's Cloak Moth | Speiredonia spectans photo
Granny's Cloak Moth on brickwork inside a garage

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GRANNY'S CLOAK MOTH FACTS

Identification
Granny's Cloak Moth is a large brownish grey moth with eye spots and scalloped pattern. These are the large fluttering moths you often see in dark places around the house. From a distance it looks like a boring dark brown moth, but up close it has a delicate pattern.

Size
wingspan 75mm

Habitat
Often seen in dark places around homes - sheds, garage, under the house. In the bush it rests in hollow trees or caves.



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Noctuidae
Genus:Speiredonia
Species:spectans
Common Name:Granny's Cloak Moth