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Praxis moth

Praxis porphyretica


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.


In a car in outer urban street.


subfamily: Calpinae

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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 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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