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Praxis moth

Praxis porphyretica

Description:

With almost no moths just after winter, this one was found hiding in the door jam of our car. The arrangement of white spots along the costa and the 2 white spots near the shoulders are the best links to an ID. About 40mm wingspan.

Habitat:

In a car in outer urban street.

Notes:

family: NOCTUIDAE
subfamily: Calpinae
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au...
http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:b...

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2 Comments

James McNair
James McNair 4 years ago

Great name. As a die hard Star Trek fan Praxis was the name of the Klingon Moon that exploded in the 6th movie. Great spotting Mark!

MartinL
MartinL 4 years ago

Looks like feathers. Neat.

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Sep 10, 2015
Submitted on Sep 10, 2015

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