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Yellow Tiger Moth - Agape chloropyga

Family Aganaidae

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

Body length 40mm
The moth is yellow in colour with five orange spots on each forewing and some small black dots on thorax. It abdomen is yellow with black bands and a dark blue end. 
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We found this moth flying in the open car park outside Brisbane Botanic Garden during the day in early winter 2003. It always landed on cars. The above pictures were taken when the moth rested on a blue car and then a red car. 
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Next year late summer, we found another Yellow Tiger Moth rest on fig tree in late afternoon. Notice its strong proboscis (mouth parts).
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Length 30mm
Their caterpillars are brown in colour with sparse hairs. They usually rest with last two segments raised in air.  
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The caterpillar feeds on Fig tree Ficus sp. leaves. We raised this caterpillar once without success.
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Body length 40mm, Nov 2007, Bulimba Creek near Sunnybank
Body length 40mm, Mar 2008, Bulimba Creek near Wishart 

1. Wildlife of Tropical North Queensland - Queensland Museum Publications 2000, p126.
2. Agape chloropyga -  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 - Bernard D'Abrera, Lansdowne Press, Melbourne, 1974, p74.  


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