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Cossid moth (♂)

Endoxyla secta

Description:

A smallish Cossid moth at 25mm with typical 'cracked' patterns on upper wings. A dark shape behind the head might help with species. Hind wings not revealed.

Habitat:

Resting on an awning under strong lights at a local used car yard late at night. For pics 2 and 3 it cooperated by moving down to the ground.

Notes:

This was one of many similar looking but very different sized cossids found in one evening. http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:b... superfamily: COSSOIDEA family: COSSIDAE subfamily: ZEUZERINAE genus: Endoxyla

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.89, Long: 145.31

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

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Endoxyla sp. Wood Moth Endoxyla sp. Wattle Goat Moth

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