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Australian Looper Moths



FAMILY : Looper

Bizarre Looper Moth
(Anisozyga pieroides)
Bizarre Looper Moth
The Bizarre Looper Moth males and females are very different. Males are green, with a white pattern. Females are translucent green with brown borders. The Bizarre Looper gets its name from the strange appearance of the caterpillars. The mature... Click to continue>
Emerald Moth
(Chlorocoma sp)
Emerald Moth
Does this moth belong to the Chlorocoma genus or the Prascinocyma genus? It is bright emerald green. It holds its antennae at 180 degrees and tucked under the forewings. It has two spots like eyes at base of wings and three dots like studs on the... Click to continue>
no common name
(Cleora displicata)
no common name
Cleora displicata is a greyish brown moth with pattern of fine black wavy lines. The abdomen is grey with thin black bars. It has a black spot under each wing. Click to continue>
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(Cleora sp1)
no common name
Unknown species of Cleora. Moths in the genus Cleora are mostly patterned in browns, creams and blacks Click to continue>
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(Cleora sp2)
no common name
Unknown species of Cleora. Moths in the genus Cleora are mostly patterned in browns, creams and blacks Click to continue>
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(Cleora tenebrata)
no common name
Cleora tenebrata is a intricately patterned moth with wavy cream, tan, brown, grey and white markings. Click to continue>
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(Comostola laesaria)
no common name
The adult Comostola laesaria moth is green with reddish brown spots on each wing. The four largest spots (one on each wing) look like they have staples through them. The wings have a yellowish margin. The caterpillar is a pale green or brown looper. Click to continue>
Emerald Moth
(Eucrostes disparata)
Emerald Moth
This Emerald moth is green with a reddish-brown fringes. There is a small reddish dot on each hindwing, and a fainter dot on each forewing. Click to continue>
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(Eumelea rosalia)
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Eumelea rosalia is a yellow or orange moth with darker speckles. There are two darker bands across each wing. When the wings are spread, these bands make a pattern like the rings of a section of sawn tree trunk. Click to continue>
Looper caterpillar
(Geometridae family sp1)
Looper caterpillar
Loopers are the caterpillars of moths of the Geometridae family. They move by drawing their rear up to the head then stretching the head forward. When they pull their back end forward the body makes a horse-shoe shape or loop. The adult moths... Click to continue>
unknown
(Geometridae family sp2)
unknown
This could be a member of the Anisodes or Perixera genus, but I'm not sure. It is a small creamy coloured Geometrid moth peppered with fine black spots. There is larger dark spot on each wing. Each wing is edged with a dotted black line like... Click to continue>
unknown
(Geometridae family sp3)
unknown
This could be a member of the Anisodes or Perixera genus, but I'm not sure. It is a fairly drab brown looper moth with four black dots on the wings. Click to continue>
unknown
(Geometridae family sp4)
unknown
Fairly large brown Geometrid moth from subfamily ENNOMINAE. Not sure what species it is. Click to continue>
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(Gnamptoloma aventiaria)
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The adult Gnamptoloma aventiaria moths vary in colour from green to reddish brown. The wings have a brownish line that crosses each wing. There is a dark spot on each forewing. When at rest the wing spots and lines make a "smiley face" pattern. The... Click to continue>
Dark Grey Carpet Moth
(Microdes squamulata)
Dark Grey Carpet Moth
The Dark Grey Flat Moth is a fairly drab coloured moth. The forewings are brownish grey with indistinct darker and paler banding and mottling. The hindwings are pale brown becoming darker towards the edge, with a darker oval patch in the middle... Click to continue>
Macrocosma Moth
(Niceteria macrocosma)
Macrocosma Moth
Macrocosma Moth is geometrid moth from eastern Australia. The forewings are brown and whitish in a distinctive pattern. The half of the forewing nearest the body is dark brown, and the outer half is pale with dark patch on the leading edge of each... Click to continue>
Pink Bellied Moth
(Oenochroma vinaria)
Pink Bellied Moth
The Pink Bellied Moth varies in colour from pink to brown. They have a brown or yellow line across the upper surface of each wing. The forewings curve upwards at the tips. the underside of the wings has a large dark purple blotch under each... Click to continue>
Sinister Moth
(Pholodes sinistraria)
Sinister Moth
The Sinister Moth is a fairly drab moth with wings patterned with various shades of brown with some undulating black lines. Colour is variable and some moths are quite dark. The trailing edge of the wings has a lobed serrated edge. The body is... Click to continue>
Apple Looper Moth
(Phrissogonus laticostata)
Apple Looper Moth
The Apple Looper Moth is a moth that belongs to the Geometridae family. It is a fairly dull looking moth. The forewings are pale brown with darker brown and black markings. The male has angular bend in the forewing, which is absent in the female... Click to continue>
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(Scopula sp)
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This Geometrid moth belongs to the subfamily Sterrhinae, and is probably a species of Scopula. It is white with fine dark spots, delicate pattern of faint wavy lines and two larger dark spots - one on each hindwing. Click to continue>


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