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Odontiinae

Anemosa exanthes

Description:

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

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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.
http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:b...
Female here http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/209...

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5 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 months ago

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

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 months ago

Great shots and spotting Mark.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 10 months ago

Beautiful moth and shot, Mark.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 10 months ago

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

triggsturner
triggsturner 10 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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