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Southern Old Lady Moth

The Southern Old Lady Moth is one of the larger species of moth in the Perth with a wingspan up to 9cm wide.

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Noongar Names: Bindi Bindi, Barn Barn (Moth)

Scientific Name: Dasypodia selenophora

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Threats: Habitat loss

Will they visit?: Old Lady Moths will frequently visit home gardens

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Hiding on the bark of trees and shrubs, will visit bug hotels

Diet: Caterpillars feed on wattles and eucalypts

Water: Not required

ReWild Benefit: Food for other wildlife

ReWild Benefits

Moths a major source of food for other wildlife including birds, reptiles, frogs, bats and other mammals. If you see this  moth in your garden, record your sighting on Atlas of Living Australia!

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