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Wattle Goat Moth
Dog-faced Bell Moth
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Hopper-mimicking Moth
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Wattle Cup Caterpillar
Mottled Cup Moth
Black Slug Cup Moth
Four-spotted Cup Moth  
Green Slug Caterpillar  
Fern Cup Moth  
Unknown in this Group


Goat Moth - Endoxyla affinis  (Xyleutes affinis )

Family Cossidae 

This page contains pictures and information about Wattle Goat Moths that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
160mm wingspan, Endoxyla affinis (Xyleutes affinis), Zeuzerinae
The moths have long narrow wings, like those of Hawk moths, and are mostly dark grey in colour. There are the dark patch on forewings and dark lines on each side of thorax.
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Pictures taken near Bulimba Creek in Wishart bushland on Nov 2008. The moth was resting on a large fig tree trunk. The right forewing was damaged and the moth seemed not like to move very much. When disturbed, it drop onto the ground and played dead. It walked back onto the tree trunk a minute later. 
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The Caterpillars are borers.

1. Moths of Australia - I. F. B. Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p267.
2. Endoxyla encalypti - Australian Moths Online, CSIRO Entomology, 2004.
3. COSSIDAE of Australia - by Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2008. 

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