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Yellow-headed Anthelid -male

Nataxa flavescens

Description:

A tired but very attractive moth with a wingspan of about 30 mm. Wings were a deep brown with a jagged white submarginal line. Rich rust coloured patches were seen at the base and apices of the forewings. imilar patches were seen on the hind wings.
Thoraxwas covered with dense setae.
Antennae were feathery.

Habitat:

Spotted on an acacia wattle in a nature reserve - Police Paddocks.

Notes:

I spotted a female in 2015. The sexes are so different in colour and pattern with the female having a strikingly yellow head.
Here is the female
https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/18...
Family: Anthelidae
Larval form here.. https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/18...

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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Endeavour Hills, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Nov 20, 2021
Submitted on Nov 20, 2021

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