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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 a year ago

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

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a year ago

Great shots and spotting Mark.

Beautiful moth and shot, Mark.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. a year ago

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

triggsturner
triggsturner a year ago

Great example Mark. Thanks for sharing these.

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.89, Long: 145.31

Spotted on Sep 11, 2017
Submitted on Sep 12, 2017

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