Sunday, 8 September 2013

White trim

Found a moth resting up for the day on the ceiling of the verandah and when I tracked down the identity I was surprised at the common name "Browntail Gum Moth". 

As the photo shows the most striking feature is the white trim on both pair of wings and the brown tail is well hidden under the folded wings.
It is one of the LYMANTRIIDAE family Urocoma baliolalis with a wide range over eastern Australia where the caterpillars feed on eucalyptus leaves.


  1. Most interesting moth. Have never heard of that or seen one. Thanks for the posting. Here on the shores of Lake Michigan in my many garden rooms we have plenty of moths but none like that.

  2. Sorry must have missed this post - only just seen. What a distinctive moth :)