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Webbing Moth

Ageletha hemiteles

Description:

An attractive moth with a wing span of about 15 mm. Fore wings were a bright yellow with deep brown submarginal areas. Each fore wing also had a brown triangular patch along the inner margin and a similar coloured patch was also seen on the yellow thorax. Labial palps were recurved.

Habitat:

Attracted to garden lights on a warm night.

Notes:

Larvae feed on various eucalyptus species. They live communally in silken webbing covered with dead leaves and frass. The shelters may contain 2 to 35 larvae.
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au... Family: Oecophoridae
Supertribe: Wingia

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Spotted on Oct 30, 2019
Submitted on Oct 31, 2019

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