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Crambid Moth

Ischnurges illustralis


An attractive small moth with a wingspan of 20 mm. Mostly brown with a costal margin of dull copper. Both fore and hind wings showed white patches.
The moth was seen resting propped on its long thin white legs and abdomen curled upwards.
Antennae were swept back.


Spotted under garden lights - warm summer night.


I have no information on this moth except that it is found in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria in Australia. The moth has also been seen in China and Kenya.
Family: Crambidae
Subfamily: Spilomelinae

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 months ago

Yes, the Irwins' are a good family with a lot of publicity. There are many more who quietly do a lot for the environment here. It is an issue that affects the whole world and we should accept that certain things need to change. More importantly we need solid, good leaders in our politicians...but will we get there without more trauma? Maybe we should discuss this elsewhere on FB.

Hema 9 months ago

It was sad to read about the fires I was around that area last March and was still not over the beauty of that coastal part of NSW. Steve Irwin left a strong legacy behind and it is reassuring to know that Australia has the Irwin family ! Hope u guys r fine and safe .

Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jan 8, 2020
Submitted on Jan 8, 2020

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