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Oecophorid moth

Piloprepes anassa

Description:

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

Habitat:

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

Notes:

Found near Eucalyptus and Lophostemon species
This spotting might be related... http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/147...
"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

Lat: -37.90, Long: 145.31

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

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