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Endoxyla epicycla (♂)

Sympycnodes epicycla


A small Cossid moth at 18mm with typical 'cracked' patterns on upper wings plus an obvious black spot near outer costal margin. Mid grey hind wings.


Resting under strong lights at a local used car yard late at night.


This was one of many similar looking but very different sized cossids found in one evening. Also called Endoxyla epicycla superfamily: COSSOIDEA family: COSSIDAE subfamily: ZEUZERINAE genus: Sympycnodes

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StephenSolomons 10 years ago


Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

So right Stephen. These guys usually shut down tight and have to be bribed with illicit substances to open their wings. The less cooperative ones are coming up now though.

StephenSolomons 10 years ago

That was a very obliging moth! :-)

Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jan 11, 2014
Submitted on Jan 13, 2014

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