Trichiocercus sparshalli

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: Found throughout Australia.

Remarks: This moth has a wing length (nose to wing tip) of approximately 25 millimetres. These moths are usually white, but can be grey. The male moths have a tuft of long pale hair on the end of their abdomen.

The caterpillar grows to approximately 4 centimetres long when fully grown. The one shown here is yellow but they can also have white, black, brown or red hairs. They often have a tuft of longer hairs sticking up behind the head.

This moth was found dead in January.

See the caterpillar – https://www.friendsofqueensparkbushland.org.au/trichiocercus-sparshalli/

Associations: Unknown.

References: http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/noto/sparsh.html

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