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Rainforest Vine Moth

Fodina ostorius

Description:

With a wingspan of 50 mm, this dark attractive moth was a delight to see in flight. It had a Y shaped marking on each side stretching from the head to a broad diagonal white band on each hind wing. The hind wings were also dark with a yellow spot on each wing. The abdomen had bright yellow bands.

Habitat:

Spotted flying around the forest floor in a conservation reserve.
Cabbage Tree NCR, Marlo.

Notes:

Larvae feed of forest vines in the family Apocynaceae.
Family - Erebidae
Subfamily - Calpinae
Thanks to Mark Ridgway for the ID

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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Cabbage Tree Creek, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jan 14, 2022
Submitted on Jan 16, 2022

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