(05/14/2008) anaetus tegulatus
From your web site, I think this is anaetus tegulatus. I can’t find out much about her. I live near Albany, Western Australia (south western corner of the country). She seems to be mentioned in places like Queensland. Is she lost, or have I just not looked for the information in the right places? Can you tell me where I can find more information? Thanks,

hi Sindi,
Your identification of Aenetus tegulatus is correct, but the spelling in your letter is not. We don’t know if this sighting represents a range expansion, or if the information online is incomplete. At any rate, it is a beautiful green Australian moth.

Update: (05/15/2008) aenetus moth
Dear Daniel,
Sindi’s moth was seen in SW Western Australia. I am wondering if it might be Aenetus dulcis, which is found in WA and has green females, larvae living in Agonis. See http://linus.socs.uts.edu.au/~don/larvae/hepi/dulcis.html Regards,

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Location: Albany, Western Australia

8 Responses to Ghost Moth: Aenetus tegulatus or Aenetus dulcis

  1. p davies says:

    I also found one of these moths in the south of Western Australia. It was lying in the road and actually laying eggs. Put moth and eggs with some vegetation in a jar for protection. She didn’t move but stayed alive for a week or so. Unfortunately the eggs didn’t hatch.

  2. julie says:

    i just found one of these Moths on the NSW SOUTH COAST ..she was on the ground i picked her up and put her in a tree she started laying eggs ..i just came on to see if i could find what type of moth ,and found this site thank you ..

  3. M says:

    Just found one in Sydney, she’s laid her eggs, I don’t know what to do with them. Anyone? Such a beautiful thing.

  4. Carl Salat says:

    Just photographed one in the Blue Mountains NSW.

    • L says:

      I saw one in blue mountains too, on the 24th after dark. Maybe the same one…all green no markings on the wing. Peach/ orange under wings or 2nd set of wings.

  5. Megan says:

    Do they eat one specific tree leaf? Found one on our deck, coastal Newcastle NSW.

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