Tags / Aspects



About 8mm long. Feeding on Leptospermum flowers.

Date & Time

2015-10-18 01:30 PM [Melbourne]


  -37.907858 , 145.312481 : 162.681 m

Near Upwey VIC 3158, Australia


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  1. Cathy Powers  Oh my goodness, Mark, what a beautiful image.

    Reply • 18 Oct 2015

    • Mark Ridgway  Thank you Cathy. I've been trying over the years for this busy little moth and this time it was just point the cam and shoot as fast as possible so 30 deletions and one gem. So pure luck. !! Glad you enjoyed it.

      Reply • 19 Oct 2015

  2. David Francis  A lovely little moth. Yours could be N. sparsella as it doesn't have the yellow basal spot on the wing - see obs.

    Reply • 19 Oct 2015

  3. Mark Ridgway  Oh thanks David. I just came back from backing off to genus level until I sort it out and found your comment. :) There seems a bit of confusion out there.

    Reply • 19 Oct 2015

  4. Mark Ridgway  Ken Walker has agreed with N sparsella. Thanks everyone!

    Reply • 19 Oct 2015

  5. Don Herbison-Evans  written a webpage about your lovely photo Mark, see

    Reply • 25 Dec 2016

    • Mark Ridgway  Wonderful honour thanks Don. Glad you could make good use of it.

      Reply • 01 Jan 2017

  6. Don Herbison-Evans

    Reply • 25 Dec 2016

NS Observation No. 562351F7ED2A89401600AC01
Created 2015-10-18 07:01 PM (about 4 years ago)
Created By Mark Ridgway
Updated 2015-10-19 03:41 PM (about 4 years ago)
Updated By Mark Ridgway
Edits 3
Photo Quality good-for-id
Camera Date-Stamp No
Camera Geotag Yes
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