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Trictena atripalpis


This hepialid moth is said to have a wing span of 14 to 16 mm. This one could be a female and therefore with a larger wingspan. Tented wings showed slashes of white on dark background. The fore wings also show beautiful thin sinuous patterns like filigree. The antennae had three sets of leaflets (tripectinate) giving them a thick triangular look.


Spotted in a camping ground Occurrence record:

My thanks to Lt D Johnson (CFA) who spotted and photographed this moth. I have sought permission to use the photos on PN.

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Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.31, Long: 144.13

Spotted on Jan 30, 2017
Submitted on Feb 4, 2017

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