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  Pinara Moth (Pinara cana)





Pinara Moth | Pinara cana photo
female Pinara moth, Pinara cana. Southern Mid-lands of Tasmania

Image by Donald Hobern - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)



PINARA MOTH FACTS

Identification
Pinara cana is a hairy moth from eastern Australia. The males and females are quite different in colour. The females are very pale with a row of small black and orange spots about three quarter way down the forewings running parallel to the outer edge. The male moths have brown and pale brown forewings and dark brown hindwings with paler brown near the tip. Females are larger than males with female wingspan of about 6 cm. The body of both males and females is covered in long scales like hair.

Size
wingspan to 6 cm

Habitat
eucalypt trees

Food
Caterpillars feed on eucalypt leaves.

Breeding
The eggs hatch into hairy brown caterpillars.

Range
Pinara cana is found in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Lasiocampidae
Genus:Pinara
Species:cana
Common Name:Pinara Moth

Relatives in same Genus
  Pinara Moth (P. divisa)