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Two-spots Tiger Moths - Asota plagiata

Family Aganaidae

This page contains pictures and information about Two-spots Tiger Moths that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 25mm 
The moth has brown forewings with veins visible in white colour, and a white spot in the middle. 
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We took the first picture on the wall outside our house in a summer night 2002. The above second picture taken in our front yard on Jan 2005.
Their caterpillars are dark brown with white markings, feed on Ficus macrophylla
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1. Asota plagiata - Insects of Townsville, Australia - Graeme Cocks. 
2. Asota plagiata (Walker, 1854) -  Australian Caterpillars by Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2007.
3. A Guide to Australian Moths - Paul Zborowski, Ted Edwards, CSIRO PUBLISHING, 2007, p184.
4. Moths of Australia - I. F. B. Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p441, pl.19.28.

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