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Oecophorid Moth

Machetis aphrobola

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Spotted under bright garden lights on a warm night

Notes:

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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Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.90, Long: 145.31

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

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