This page contains pictures and information about Bird-dropping
Lichen Moths that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Body length 15mm
- This moth mimics bird-dropping
in dirty black and white colours. There are black bars across wings
connected with zigzag line. During the day it was usually found
resting on leaf.
- Picture was taken in Karawatha Forest during early
summer. This moth mimics the
bird-dropping. The last picture shows the moth just came out from pupa
on Acacia leaf.
- 1. Philenora aspectalella
- Some Australian Moths from South-East Queensland, Ian McMillan, 2006.
- 2. Philenora aspectalella
(Walker, 1864) - Australian Caterpillars by Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2009.
- 3. Moths
of Victoria: part two, Tiger moths and allies Noctuoidea (A) - Peter
Marriott, Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, p24.
- 4. Insects
of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University
Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p436, pl.18.7.
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