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Granny's Cloak Moth - Speiredonia spectans

Family Noctuidae

This page contains pictures and information about Granny's Cloak Moths that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Wingspan 70mm
On Nov 2007, we took this photo inside a building's toilet. This moth is brown in colour with eyespots on front and hind wings. This moth is common found inside buildings such as garages or sheds. We received email a few times asking what is this moth inside their house. 
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Their caterpillars feed on Wattle. They are smooth-skined and brown in colours with black dots..
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This moth sometimes found hiding inside building at a dark corner during the day. They rest with their wings outspread and stay close to the surface. There are two sets of eye patterns on wings. The patterns of hind wing is continuous with that of the fore wing. 

1. Moths of Australia - Ian F.B.Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p451, fig 46.1.
2. Speiredonia spectans (Guenee, 1852) - Australian Caterpillars, by Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 20011.
3. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009. 

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