The Lasiocampidae, #2


Of the seven species listed in MOV 1, Entometer fervens, the Common Gum Snout Moth is the one commonly encountered in East Gippsland, with females most often to the light.

A surprise record obtained in April 2015 was a male Entometer apicalis that came to the light in tall mixed eucalypt forest on the edge of the foothills. This species has more generally a western and north eastern distribution. Males are very active fliers, and fortunately this one was in pristine condition. Refusing to come to the sheet, it was photographed on the forest floor.

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Reference and further reading,
Moths of  Victoria Vol. 1