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An attractive pale brown moth with a wing span of about 20 mm. The fore wings had diffuse dark brown patches with two thin white lines in the mid-wing region and a line in the submarginal area curving towards the trailing margin and ending in a small white spot. The costa near the trailing margin also showed small white specks. Apices were pale.
The thorax showed a flash of white and this aligned with a single patch of white along the inner margin of each forewing, evident when the wings parted (pic 2).
Hind wings were a pale orange and appeared to have fringed margins. The dorsal aspect of the abdomen and legs were also tinged with a pale yellow.
Very active moth. Spotted on a warm night under bright garden lights. Would greatly appreciate help with identification. Thanks.

Date & Time

  2019-01-07 11:01 PM


-37.898183 , 145.310858 : 137.11 m

Near 15 Albert St, Upper Ferntree Gully VIC 3156, Australia


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  1. Cathy Powers  Arrade leucocosmalis species id suggested

    Reply • 08 Jan 2019

  2. Leuba Ridgway  Thank you Cathy.

    Reply • 08 Jan 2019

NS Observation No. 5C34085B3ABBD6034C00010B
Created 2019-01-08 01:18 PM (over 1 year ago)
Created By Leuba Ridgway
Updated 2019-01-08 01:46 PM (over 1 year ago)
Updated By Leuba Ridgway
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