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Oecophorid Moth

Chezala brachypepla


About 10 mm long, this glossy white moth had black wing bases and a dark patch at the tornus of each fore wing. Running across the middle of both wings was a narrow smudged brown band.


Spotted under bright lights near a sports field.


My thanks to Peter Marriott for the ID. He however has some concerns: "OECOPHORINAE: Chezala Group. This is very close to C. brachypepla which is recorded reasonably often in this part of Vic. The part where I have a small concern is the amount of black on the inner wingtip (tornus)." My references both show black patch at the tornus Family: Oecophoridae Subfamily: Oecophorinae

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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jan 31, 2014
Submitted on Feb 2, 2014

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