Anthela variaCommon name: Hairy Mary

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: This caterpillar and moth has been reported in every state of Australia except the Norther Territory.

Remarks: The caterpillars grow to approximately 7 centimetres long. The moth can have a wingspan of approximately 9 centimetres.

This caterpillar was seen in August.

References: http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/anth/varia.html

Atlas of Living Australia  https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:d65742aa-b0e4-4961-b2de-5801773b0cdb#overview

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