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Mitre Satin Moth

Thalaina inscripta


The adult moths are silky white, with a bold network of rusty brown lines outlined in black on each forewing, and a rusty mark on the margin of each hindwing. The wingspan is about 5 cms.


Dry sclerophyll bushland.


This individual seems to be a bit more brown than rusty in color.

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CharliePrice 7 years ago

I will be on the lookout , i am most nights ..i got lucky getting the underside as it landed for awhile on the glass sliding door :) now if only all of them would be that co-operative. :)

lori.tas 7 years ago

I'm going from the photo exif data as to the date, Charlie (could be wrong). The information I've gathered from the web says they are most often seen in April (in Melbourne). So there's probably a good chance of seeing one soon, up your way at least.

I'm really glad you got the underside photo on your your T. selenaea spotting. They have those spots in common with T. inscripta.

CharliePrice 7 years ago

HOW...Gorgeous ....seen Oct Lori not one to look or hope for at the moment

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Envy! :)

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Bagdad, Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Oct 19, 2013
Submitted on Mar 19, 2015

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