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Gumtree Snout Moth II - Entometa fervens

FAMILY Lasiocampidae 

This page contains pictures and information about Gumtree Snout Moths that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Male wingspan 70mm 
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This is a large caterpillar has a pair of dorsal glands on abdominal segment eight and a pair of erectile on the metathorax. The caterpillar feeds on Eucalyptus.
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We found the moth resting on a grass stem late in the afternoon in Karawatha Forest. It was in mid summer. The moth did not quit move even disturbed. 
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The moth was pale brown in colour with brawn dots pattern. Its hind wings were pale orange. It had a snout body. We can tell the moth was a male by the shape of its antenna. 

1. Moths of Australia - I. F. B. Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p390, Plate12.21, 22.
2. Entometa fervens (Walker, 1855) - Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2010. 

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Last updated: September 11, 2011.