Sighting

Leuba Ridgway 20 Oct 2013

Oecophorid Moth

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Sighted 18 Oct 2013
21 Wynette Avenue, Upper Ferntree Gully VIC 3156, Australia

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  • Peter Marriott 20 October 2013
    Philobota physaula
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae: Philobota: physaula
    Common Names: Moths, Oecophorids, concealer moths
    Peter Marriott says

    Like many of the Philobota the identification of this is tentative but it matches the species in the Melbourne Museum. Z. carus is generally pure white.

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  • Leuba Ridgway 20 October 2013
    Philobota physaula
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae: Philobota: physaula
    Common Names: Moths, Oecophorids, concealer moths
    Leuba Ridgway says

    A beautiful white moth with a wing span of about 30 mm. Wings slightly tented with a fringed trailing margin and a streak of pale brown along the fore wings. Antennae were swept back on either side. Grey eyes. photos do not show labial palps. My thanks to Peter Marriott for correcting the ID.

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Notes

  • Leuba Ridgway 20 October 2013
    Tagged With oecophorid moth
    Leuba Ridgway says

    Thanks Peter. I notice now that the fore wings have a streak of colour along the length of them. Also there is a silvery sheen that doesn't fit the Z. carus.

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