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A beautiful uniquely Australian moth with a wingspan of about 100mm. Intriguing maze-like patterns around the wing margins. Mostly cream, pale pink, dark chocolate brown. Antennae are tripectinate.
Under night security lights next to a national park.
This moth is difficult to distinguish from another (Abantiades labyrinthicus) except the antennae are tripectinate. The range of each is also common but the Abantiades is only seen before February and the Trictena is only found after January. .... very interesting.
Update.. Trictena is now replaced by Abantiades.
Lat: -37.90, Long: 145.31
Spotted on Feb 1, 2014
Submitted on Feb 2, 2014
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