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Oecophorid moth

Piloprepes anassa


A 'rounded' small moth with three graduated tan/black bands over white.
Approx. 13mm long.


On bungalow wall at night in an outer urban backyard. Attracted to lights near midnight.


Found near Eucalyptus and Lophostemon species
This spotting might be related...
"The young caterpillar erects a tall narrow silk shelter covered in frass on top of a leaf. Later it cuts the leaf, and rolls part of it over to make a tubular shelter. It pupates in its shelter." - Lepidoptera Butterflyhouse.

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Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Dec 13, 2016
Submitted on Jun 11, 2017

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