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  Pinara Moth (Pinara divisa)





Pinara Moth | Pinara divisa photo
Pinara divisa, female, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory

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



PINARA MOTH FACTS

Identification
Pinara divisa is a hairy moth from south eastern Australia. Like the similar, Pinara cana, the males and females of this species are different in colour. The females are pale brown 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 markings on they wings. Females are similar in size to males with both having a wingspan of about 4 cm. The body of both males and females is covered in long scales like hair.

Size
wingspan to 4 cm

Habitat
eucalypt trees

Food
Caterpillars feed on eucalypt leaves.

Breeding
The eggs are brownish with spots and hatch into hairy caterpillars.

Range
Pinara divisa is found in southern Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.



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

Relatives in same Genus
  Pinara Moth (P. cana)