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  Tiger Moth (Asura sp)





Tiger Moth | Asura sp photo
I suspect this Tiger moth was attacked by a Gecko - it looked like it was nearly dead when I shot this - the left antenna looks a bit sad.

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.



TIGER MOTH FACTS

Identification
This Tiger Moth is black with orange-yellow spots on each forewing. It has a yellow head and feathery antennae. The caterpillar is black and hairy with yellow spots.

Size
wingspan 15mm, caterpillar length 15mm

Food
caterpillar feeds on lichens

Breeding
pupates in a thin cocoon attached to a wall or tree trunk.

Range
eastern Australia



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Arctiidae
Genus:Asura
Species:sp
Common Name:Tiger Moth