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Praxis Moth

Praxis pandesma

Description:

A dark moth with a wing span of about 35 to 40 mm with dense setae on thorax and legs. Fore wings had scalloped trailing margins. Faint flecks of yellow-green were seen on costa and submarginal areas of wings. Feathery antennae were a deep red. Labial palps short. Could not make out much else against the darkness of the velvety wings but could see fine wavy lines. There were about three of these moths around bright lights on a cool evening.

Habitat:

Spotted near a national park - under bright lights

Notes:

My thanks to Cathy Powers and Peter Marriott for the ID.
Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Catocalinae

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Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.89, Long: 145.31

Spotted on Aug 1, 2017
Submitted on Sep 4, 2017

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