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Anemosa exanthes


About 18mm long. Interesting tufts on legs. Rich terra cotta with white patterns.


Attracted to lights at the edge of a local national park. Two specimens found.


Formerly known as Drymiarcha exanthes. The genus Anemosa was previously placed in CHRYSAUGINAE; PYRALIDAE.
Very cold weather recently but a single warm night drew these from the forest.
Found in southern NSW and Victoria. Life cycle relatively unknown. Uncommon.
Female here

No species ID suggestions


Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 months ago

Thanks everyone. Freezing weather here still so it was a treat to find a new and colourful moth.

DanielePralong 6 months ago

Great shots and spotting Mark.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 months ago

Beautiful moth and shot, Mark.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 6 months ago

Great colors, and I love the detail on the antennae.

triggsturner 6 months ago

Great example Mark. Thanks for sharing these.

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.89, Long: 145.31

Spotted on Sep 11, 2017
Submitted on Sep 12, 2017


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