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A moth with a wing span of about 30 mm. It was more grey than brown with the fore wings showing a central transverse band. Each fore wing had two oblique black lines, one running from wing base downwards to the inner margin and a shorter one from the apex of each fore wing running upwards.
Spotted under bright lights on a warm night in a suburban garden. Mixed native trees around. Also near a national park.
I am hoping the moth will return tonight so I can get a better shot/natural light. Thanks to Cathy Powers for confirming this as Dysbatus.

Date & Time

  2018-01-05 09:57 PM


  -37.897709 , 145.312403 : 126.839 m

Near Upper Ferntree Gully VIC 3156, Australia


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  1. Cathy Powers  Leuba - I am fairly certain that this is Dysbatus sp. 1. The lines match the description. It is in Moths of Victoria Part 5 and there is a CD page that details the difference between sp. 1 and D. singularis. The light has changed the colour of the moth which is usually grey.

    Reply • 06 Jan 2018

    • Leuba Ridgway  Thank you Cathy. I was fairly certain it was Dysbatus just the oblique marking threw me. I am not able to access the CD at the moment but will have a look soon.

      Reply • 06 Jan 2018

NS Observation No. 5A5021E2ED2A89DA71000107
Created 2018-01-06 12:29 PM (about 2 years ago)
Created By Leuba Ridgway
Updated 2018-01-06 09:41 PM (about 2 years ago)
Updated By Leuba Ridgway
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