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Orange-rimmed Satin Moth

Thalaina selenaea


The adult is silky white, with a rusty mark along the costas of the forewings near the head, and along the margins.


Attracted to the lights on the back deck

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CharliePrice 6 years ago

Thanks Lori ...bit of a plug for the Facebook page , has increased in numbers the past few days , so that was great.

Not too sure Mark , he was suppose to let me know about the online version.......but no email from him and then Rob found it ..i emaied the reporter today but no response ...Urghhhh really don't want to hear my voice hahaha. Funny how what you say and how they interpret how they want the story to go ..i certainly don't use the word "BUGS" hahaha and i do care about the critters ID's and why and where they come from :( but it's up there now and Rob was happy with it all ....:)

triggsturner 6 years ago

Stunning little moth! Great getting ventral and dorsal views. Nice article too.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

I'm waiting for the interview / podcast Lori. It will be a platinum hit. Do you know when Charlie ?? :)

lori.tas 6 years ago

Hey Charlie, just saw the article on you and your photos in the Age. Well done.

bonner513 6 years ago

Ya like my hairdo

More like a hair dont

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 6 years ago

Cool! I love it!

CharliePrice 6 years ago

Funny you say that Lori ....a friend asked me to ID for her , she found one couple of days ago , which prompted me to post mine too :)

lori.tas 6 years ago

Here's the T. inscripta, Mark.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

Nice to see shots of the under side - lovely spotting Charlie.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Gorgeous little moths. There are several variations too. Sometimes the rust lines disappear completely just to make species ID's more interesting. Inscripta please lori !! :)

lori.tas 6 years ago

Great shots. I just ID one of these for someone else the other day. I've got a one, and a shot of T. inscripta, that I should probably post.

CalebSteindel 6 years ago


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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Apr 23, 2014
Submitted on Mar 17, 2015


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