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Australian Tiger Moths



Tiger Moths

Tiger Moth
(Amata trigonophora)
Tiger Moth
Amata trigonophora is a tiger moth from the family Arctiidae. It has black wings with large orange yellow spots on the wings. The forewings have five large elongated oval yellow spots with the spots nearest the wing tips crossed by a narrow black... Click to continue>
Tiger Moth
(Arctiidae family )
Tiger Moth
This Tiger Moth has black wings with orange bars and spots. The abdomen is stocky with black and orange bands. Click to continue>
Tiger Moth
(Asura sp)
Tiger Moth
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. Click to continue>
Orange Spotted Tiger Moth
(Ceryx sp)
Orange Spotted Tiger Moth
This Orange Spotted Tiger Moth has black wings with five pale orange spots on each wing. The body has black and yellow bands like a wasp. Click to continue>
Lichen Moth
(Eilema sp)
Lichen Moth
This Lichen Moth is pale brown. It rests with its wings flat on top of each other. At first glance it can have the appearance of a cockroach. Click to continue>
Magpie Moth
(Nyctemera secundiana)
Magpie Moth
The Magpie Moth has dark wings with a broad band of large white spots across the fore wings, and large white spots on the rear wings. The abdomen is bright orange yellow and black bands, giving the family common name of Tiger Moth. Male and female... Click to continue>
no common name
(Schistophleps albida)
no common name
Schistophleps albida is a small white moth with light brown markings. There are two black dots on each fore wing. The legs are white with light brown ends. The Caterpillar is gray with yellow spots, and is covered by sparse long hairs. The pupa is... Click to continue>
Heliotrope Moth
(Utetheisa pulchelloides)
Heliotrope Moth
The Heliotrope Moth is brightly coloured have white wings with red, brown and black spots and markings. It is active by day fluttering low over the ground like a small butterfly. The caterpillars are black with orange spots and broken cream lines... Click to continue>
Salt and Pepper Moth
(Utetheisa lotrix)
Salt and Pepper Moth
This moth is very similar to Utetheisa pulchelloides (the Heliotrope moth). Both species have brightly coloured have white wings with red, brown and black spots and markings. Some have orange yellow on the head. The caterpillars are dark... Click to continue>


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