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Pyralid Moth

Scenedra decoratalis

Description:

This moth had a wing span of 20 mm. Typical to this species, it stood on it's front legs holding it's up-curved abdomen in the air with the apices of the fore wings resting on either side.
The wings were a mix of grey and brown with thin wavy lines. The costa had white markings down the whole length,

Habitat:

Spotted under bright garden light.

Notes:

Larvae of this species are agricultural pests. Family: Pyralidae
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Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.90, Long: 145.31

Spotted on Feb 7, 2018
Submitted on Feb 8, 2018

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