Notodontid Moths
Gum Notodontid Moth
Banksia Notodontid Moth
Wattle Notodontid Moth
Processionary Caterpillar 
Brown Ring Epicoma Moth
Yellow Spot Epicoma Moth
Common Epicoma Moth
Black Spot Moth
White Epicoma Moth
Sparshalli Moth
Unknown Notodontid


Gum Notodontid Moth - Destolmia lineata

Family Notodontidae 

This page contains pictures and information about Gum Notodontid Moths and caterpillars that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Length 40mm 
This caterpillar is green in colour with yellow lines along each side of its body. Its head is pale brown in colour.
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On Oct 2007 we found this caterpillar in Bulimba Creek near Sunnybank. This caterpillar raised its head when disturbed, so we knew it should be in this Notodontidae family.  
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They pupate in soil in an earthed cell. The adult moths are white and grey in colours.
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The caterpillar feed on Eucalyptus and pupate in an earthen cell in soil.
The adult moths are grey-brown in colours with scale-crest on thorax. We did not found the moth yet although the caterpillar are fairly common on gumtree leaves.

1. Moths of Australia - I. F. B. Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p420, plate29.15.
2. Destolmia lineata Walker, 1855 - Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2008.   


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Last updated: October 03, 2011.