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Nun moth

Scientific Name
Lymantria monacha
Scientific Author
(Linnaeus)
Taxonomy
(Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae)

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Diagnostic Notes

The forewings of both sexes are white with wavy dark bands across. The underwings are brownish-gray. However a color of moths vary much, from white to dark forms.

 

Female forewing (wing span about 45-55 mm) is white, with black spots and wavy lines with sharp points; the hindwing is greyish brown, minute hairs on edge white with brown spots. The head is white; thorax white marked with black; abdomen pink with brown transverse bands, more distinct in female; antennae of male feather-like, of female weakly so. Male forewing (wing span about 35-45 mm) brown with dark brown to black wavy lines with sharp points, hindwing is uniformly light brown; a melanic grey-brown form of the male is also known to occur.

 

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http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/sci/surv/data/lymmone.shtml

 

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Author
Walker, K.
Created
11/11/2005 10:59 AEST
Last Updated
21/10/2011 09:31 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2005) Nun moth (Lymantria monacha) Updated on 10/21/2011 9:31:39 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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