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FAMILY : Metalmark Moths

Metalmark Moth
(Choreutis ophiosema)
Metalmark Moth
This Metalmark Moth is a small bell-shaped moth with intricate pattern of orange, pale brown and white. Click to continue>

FAMILY : Oenosandrid Moths

Boisduval's Autumn Moth
(Oenosandra boisduvallii)
Boisduval's Autumn Moth
Boisduval's Autumn Moth is a species of moth from the Oenosandridae family. The males and females are quite different in colour. The male is fairly drab with black and white thorax and brownish wings specked with black and orange brown. The female... Click to continue>

FAMILY : Plume Moths

Plume Moth
(Lantanophaga pusillidactyla)
Plume Moth
Lantanophaga pusillidactylais is a grey and brown plume moth, with a darker saddle shaped mark on the abdomen. It feeds on introduced Lantana, but has limited impact on the control of lantana, although it damages flower heads resulting in fewer... Click to continue>
Plume Moth
(Pterophoridae family )
Plume Moth
Plume Moths hold their narrow wings at right angles to their body when at rest. Their flight is fairly weak. The antennae are short and held out in front of head at right angle to each other. They have long thin legs with spines. The species shown... Click to continue>

FAMILY : Snout Moths

Crexa Moth
(Genduara punctigera)
Crexa Moth
The female Crexa Moth is a stocky moth with long white hair on the thorax and end of the abdomen. The forewings are brown with grey and white flecks. There is a narrow scalloped band about two thirds down the wing, and a border of faint dark oval... Click to continue>
Wattle Snout Moth
(Pararguda nasuta)
Wattle Snout Moth
the Wattle Snout Moth is a brown moth with pointed "snout" that feeds on wattle trees and other species. It gets its common name from the way its mouth parts are held in the shape of a snout. The forewings are brown with two faint lines running... Click to continue>
She-Oak Moth
(Pernattia pusilla)
She-Oak Moth
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.... Click to continue>
Pinara Moth
(Pinara cana)
Pinara Moth
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... Click to continue>
Pinara Moth
(Pinara divisa)
Pinara Moth
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... Click to continue>

FAMILY : Tussock Moths

no common name
(Euproctis lucifuga)
no common name
Euproctis lucifuga is a small golden yellow moth with feathery antennae. The forewings have a border of brighter gold colour. Click to continue>
Tussock Moth
(Lymantriidae family )
Tussock Moth
Tussock Moths are fairly large moths with body covered in long scales that look like hair or fur. The wings are held back either flat or in a roof shape. The antennae are tucked back alongside the wings. The caterpillars are usually hairy, with... Click to continue>
Painted Apple Moth
(Teia anartoides)
Painted Apple Moth
The male Painted Apple Moth has dark brown wavy markings and some fine white wavy markings on the forewings. The hindwings are orange with broad black border. The female adult is dull brown, rounded and flightless.

The caterpillar is hairy... Click to continue>

FAMILY : Wool Moths

Wool Moth
(Monopis icterogastra)
Wool Moth
Monopis icterogastra is a small black and white moth. The hindwings are a plain golden colour. The head has a tuft of woolly white hairs. Antennae are long and thin held along the length of the wings. Click to continue>
Wool Moth
(Tineidae family )
Wool Moth
Not sure about the identification of this moth. Is it one of the Tineidae family? This moth (or one very similar) is identified as Zonopetala clerota (Family Oecophoridae) on www.brisbaneinsects.com Click to continue>


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