A smooth white moth with a wing span of 40 mm, with, as the name suggests two small spots of black on the wings. Surprisingly, the underside showed orange and black banding on the dorsal side of the abdomen and a white belly. The legs were covered with short orange coloured setae. Eyes and antennae were black. labial palps were rec-curved.
This oecophorine moth had a white head and thorax. Wings were white with broad, dark costal margins which were broken by two oblique bands of white on either side. The body of the fore wings showed dark smudges and spots. Labial palps were re-curved.
Wing span about 20 mms.
Attracted to bright garden lights on a warm day. Area has tall gum trees.
(Please add Palimmeces hemiphanes. Thanks.)
A small, very active dark beetle commonly called Water Penny from family Psephenidae had a slightly dorso-ventrally flattened body. The elytra showed two narrow bands of pale specks. The pronotum which was the same colour as the elytra had a pair of short pale streaks on either side of midline arising from the posterior margin. The lateral margins had pale flecks. The elytra stopped short of the terminal abdominal segments. Head was small with relatively large closely placed eyes. Antennae were segmented.
Legs were thin with feeble tarsi.
Flew in towards the garden lights on a warm night and then disappeared under some wood.
( Please add Sclerocyphon sp.)
Matches all points of description in Flora of Victoria (online), except that sepals are 7mm long versus max 4mm in description. (Fine hairs on sepals are too small to see in photo, but were examined under microscope.) Have not examined taproot or seed. Measured several stems to 1.8m but they may be longer as I could not get to the base of the plant.