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Wattle stem borer

Maroga melanostigma

Description:

About 25mm long. Hiding deep in a Goodenia plant on a rainy day. It's got a monocle. The two small black spots are distinctive.

Habitat:

In a local nature reserve. Glenfern Valley.

Notes:

Large for an Oecophoridae? Also called Fruit Stem Borer, Pecan Stem Girdler, Cherry borer. A Xyloryctine moth this one is particularly common around Melbourne.
http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:b...

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Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.91, Long: 145.31

Spotted on Jan 15, 2015
Submitted on Jan 18, 2015

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