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Grey Tiger Moth 
Unknown Tiger Moth Caterpillars


Tropical Tiger Moths - Family Aganaidae

This page contains pictures and information about Tropical Tiger Moths in Family Aganaidae that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Aganaidae caterpillar 
This family is very closely related with family Arctiidae and sometimes put as its sub-family. The moths are brightly coloured in orange, yellow and black. Most of them active during the day. They are medium to large size and have broad colourful wings. 
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They have strong proboscis (mouth parts). They usually have simple antennae and held them over head. 
The caterpillars are sparsely hairy. They feed openly on leaves during the day. They pupate in cocoon on ground among plant materials. Most of the caterpillars in this family feed on Fig Tree leaves.

Two-spots Tiger Moth
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Asota plagiata, body length 25mm 
The moth has brown forewings with veins visible in white colour, and a white spot in the middle. Please click on here for more information.  
Yellow Tiger Moth
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Agape chloropyga, body length 40mm                  Caterpillar length 30mm
The moth is yellow in colour with five orange spots on each forewing and some small black dots on thorax. Its abdomen is yellow with black bands and a dark blue end. Their caterpillars are brown in colour with sparse hairs. They feed on Fig Tree leaves. More information please visit this page.
Grey Tiger Moth
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Digamma marmorea, body length 25mm
Pictures were taken on Apr 2010 outside office. Please check this page for more information.

1. Moths of Australia - I. F. B. Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p439.
2. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p910.  
3. A Guide to Australian Moths - Paul Zborowski, Ted Edwards, CSIRO PUBLISHING, 2007, p184.
4. AGANAIDAE of Australia - Australian Caterpillars by Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2011. 

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Last updated: November 19, 2011.