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A small silky black moth about 6 mm long with tufts of scales on the fore wings. On each fore wing was a small gold crescent, about one-third of the distance from the trailing margin. Labial palps were recurved and covered with setae. Some banding in the legs visible.
Spotted under bright lights after a warm day near a national park (Dandenong Ranges)
My thanks to Cathy Powers who has identified this beauty as Bondia nigella. Family: Carposinidae
( Please add Bondia nigella. Thank you.)

Date & Time

  2017-06-23 12:37 PM


  -37.893114 , 145.312225 : 142.917 m

Near Upper Ferntree Gully VIC 3156, Australia


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  1. Cathy Powers  Beautiful, Leuba. I will work on ID help.

    Reply • 25 Jun 2017

    • Leuba Ridgway  Thank you Cathy. Was hoping you'd see it - sorry about the "blue" overall colour.

      Reply • 26 Jun 2017

  2. Cathy Powers  How about Bondia nigella in the Carposinidae family?

    Reply • 27 Jun 2017

  3. Cathy Powers  B. nigella added to species list.

    Reply • 01 Jul 2017

  4. Cathy Powers  Bondia nigella species id suggested

    Reply • 10 Jul 2017

NS Observation No. 594E55CFED2A89FF64000032
Created 2017-06-24 10:14 PM (almost 3 years ago)
Created By Leuba Ridgway
Updated 2017-07-01 08:25 PM (almost 3 years ago)
Updated By Leuba Ridgway
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