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Bleptina crossodora

Mormoscopa sordescens


A dark, glossy black moth with evil looking horns and red eyes. Some yellow wavy patterns within the black on the wings as well as a pale irregular band near outer margin. About 40mm. length.


Suburban back yard at night. Attracted by lights.


I orginally ID'd this as Idia lubricalis which should not be in Australia. Thanks to Peter Marriott it has been corrected to Mormoscopa sordescens. So similar it's worth a look. Distribution

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

Thanks for confirming J. Maybe I will tell the authorities here.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 10 years ago

It certainly look like an Idia. I've seen Idia lubricalis, and it is identical. Is it possible that it is an alien species?

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Feb 4, 2013
Submitted on Feb 6, 2013

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