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ⓘ Sparshalls moth. Trichiocercus sparshalli, the long-tailed bombyx or Sparshalls moth, is a moth of the family Thaumetopoeidae. It was first described by John Cu ..




Sparshalls moth
                                     

ⓘ Long-tailed bombyx

Trichiocercus sparshalli, the long-tailed bombyx or Sparshalls moth, is a moth of the family Thaumetopoeidae. It was first described by John Curtis in 1830 and it is found in Australia.

The wingspan is about 40 mm.

The larvae feed on Eucalyptus cinerea, Eucalyptus leucoxylon, Eucalyptus polyanthemos and Lophostemon confertus.