SHE-OAK MOTH FACTS
The She-Oak Moth is found around Casuarina trees in eastern Australia. Male and female moths differ in appearance. The male moth forewings are irregularly banded in different shades of brown and greyish brown. The hindwings are paler grey brown. Females are duller with forewings and hindwings a similar greyish brown colour. The caterpillars grows to about 3 cm long, and are orange-brown with white and black hairs. The cocoon is brownish and is attached to leaves on the food plant.
wingspan about 3 cm
bushland or woodland with suitable She-Oak food trees
the caterpillars feed on She-Oak tree species (Casuarina and Allocasuarina species).
The white eggs are laid on leaf of food tree, and hatch into caterpillars. The caterpillars fed on the food tree and pupate into cocoons attached to twigs or leaves of the tree.
Pernattia pusilla is found in eastern Australia from Queensland to Tasmania
|Common Name:||She-Oak Moth|