Common Anthelid Moth  
Western Anthelid Moth 
Hairy Mary Caterpillar
Eyespot Anthelid Moth 
Yellow-headed Anthelid
Rose Anthelid Caterpillar
Wattle Moth Caterpillar
Anthelid Caterpillars
Anthelid Cocoons  


Bag-shelter Moths - Family Eupterotidae

Order Lepidoptera 

This page contains information about Bag-shelter Moths and Caterpillars in family Eupterotidae that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Wingspan 30mm, male 
Eupterotidae is a small moth family and not common in Australia. Moths in this family are medium to large in size with board wings. They are furry moths with head and body covered with long hairs. Both female and male have bipectinate antennae. They are active at night.
Lewin's Bag-shelter Moth
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Panacela lewinae, wingspan 30mm
The moth is medium in size and brown in colour. The larvae are hairy with short round tuft. They live in clusters in silk nest. 
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We found this moth on Oct 2011 in Carbrook Wetland.  

1. Moths of Australia - I. F. B. Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, plate14.11, 13.
2. Moths of Victoria Part 1 - Silk Moths and Allies - BOMBYCOIDEA - Peter Marriott, Entomological Society of Victoria, 2008, p24. 
3. A Guide to Australian Moths - Paul Zborowski, Ted Edwards, CSIRO PUBLISHING, 2007, p157,158.
4. Panacela lewinae (Lewin, 1805) - Australian Caterpillars by Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2009.  


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