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Oecophorid Moth

Machetis aphrobola


A small white moth with zig-zagging dark bands and diffuse brown patches on tented fore wings. Wing span was about 30 mm. The head was white and thorax showed a low profile black tuft . Labial palps were white and recurved.


Spotted under bright garden lights on a warm night


Larvae of this species have been found boring into branches of some species of wattle.
family; Oecophoridae
Subfamily: Oecophorinae (Barea Group)

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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jan 9, 2019
Submitted on Jan 10, 2019

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