Wednesday, 10 May 2017

LYMANTRIIDAE 


Calliteara pura LYMANTRIIDAE

  NOTE:- this post was originally named Calliteara farenoides but it has been pointed out to me that the double line above the tear drop on the forewing means it is C. pura. I will add the label "probably" to the species name because there is a small chance that there is some confusion in the reference sites.
It seems that C. pura is probably the correct name.





Family:- LYMANTRIIDAE
Genus:- Calliteara
Species:- pura (probably)



Family:- LYMANTRIIDAE
Genus:- Calliteara
Species:- pura (probably) also (Probably the female)











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 Euproctis lucifuga LYMANTRIIDAE





 
Family:- LYMANTRIIDAE
Genus:- Euproctis
Species:- lucifuga






I was not able to find much information on these moths. They tend to be more tropical, and are a lot more common closer to the coast but we still see them here often.










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Euproctis  fimbriata (probably) LYMANTRIIDAE

 

Previous name:-  Chionophasma fimbriata and this is the name that was used in Moths of Australia (Common 1990).

 


Family:- LYMANTRIIDAE
Genus:- Euproctis
Species:- fimbriata (probably )

 

 

 

 

 

The most likely larval food plants here  are :-

 Macadamia Nuts ( PROTEACEAE ), and Avocado ( LAURACEAE ).

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