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Little White Lichen Moth - Eilema plana

Family Arctiidae 

This page contains pictures and information about Little White Lichen Moth that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 15mm
This small white moth is common in Toohey Forest during early winter. They rested on grass or stem near the ground. When disturbed they flied and rested on another spot a few meter away.
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1. Eilema plana - Insects of Townsville, Australia - Graeme Cocks, 2004.
2. Eilema plana (Boisduval, 1832) - Australian Caterpillars by Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2011. 

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Last updated: November 13, 2011.