Gum Snout Moth

Entometa fervens

The Gum Snout Moth is a species in the Entometa genus.
Gum Snout Moth Caterpillar - Entometa fervens  Australia,Entometa fervens,Geotagged,Gum Snout Moth Caterpillar,Summer

Appearance

The moths are rusty coloured with stout hairy bodies. with wings varying in colour from orange through brown to cream. The moths have a dark patch under the hindwing, which can be used to distinguish them from Entometa guttularis. The adult males have a wingspan up to 5 cm. The females have a wingspan up to 8 cm.

Distribution

The species is found in the southern half of Australia, including:

- Queensland
- New South Wales
- Victoria
- Tasmania
- South Australia
- Western Australia.

Reproduction

The female lays her eggs in untidy clusters on leaves of a food plant. The eggs are mottled brown and ovoid, with a length of about 2 mm. Many are laid lying on their side.

References:

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http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/lasi/fervens.html
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyLasiocampidae
GenusEntometa
SpeciesEntometa fervens
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Australia