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This attractive moth was about 20 to 25 mm long. wings were mostly a pale grey with tinges of brown at the wing base and outer margins. The tented-up fore wings showed about three distinct black circular patches with smaller ones bordering the outer margin (Termen). The brown tinged thorax and front legs were covered with dense setae. Antennae were feathered indicating that this moth was male.
Spotted under bright lights across a national park.
It was a pity I could not get better shots of this moth, which was resting in a very dark spot . He flew away after the third shot ! I could not see the hind wings. Thanks to Peter Marriott for the ID. According to Peter "These spotty cossids were in Endoxyla but were placed in Sympycnodes in 2012. Several of them were, until then, without names - including this one." I had initially labelled it as Endoxyla sp.