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Hypertrophid Moth

Hypertropha chlaenota


This attractive moth had a buff coloured anterior basal half of the wing and a dark outer half with shades of brown and orange. Along the costa on the basal half were small black ticks.


Drawn to bright garden lights - outer suburbs near the Dandenong Ranges


Larvae feed on Eucalyptus and Angophora leaves.
They feed on the underside of the leaf in a frass covered silky shelter. When ready to pupate they attach themselves to the upper side of a leaf or twig by their tail and pupate in a tower-shaped pupa without a protective cocoon.
Family: Hypertrophidae

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Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.90, Long: 145.31

Spotted on Jan 11, 2018
Submitted on Jan 12, 2018

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