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Epicyrtica Moth

Epicyrtica leucostigma

Description:

This grey moth has a wingspan of about 30mm. The moth looked sooty with a mixture of brown, grey, black and white patterns. Tufts of setae were seen all along the back. In the middle of each forewing was a large swirly white pattern. Legs showed thin banding and eyes were large and dark.

Habitat:

Not much information about this moth. I am looking for more information on this moth. This moth was spotted at a bus shelter surrounded by native trees of various species. Distribution: http://bie.ala.org.au/species/Epicyrtica...

Notes:

This Noctuid moth was a little damaged. It was missing some scales making the patterns diffuse and therefore, identification very difficult. I am hoping that this is the correct ID and would greatly appreciate confirmation. here is a lovely photo of this Epicyrtica leucostigma http://www.flickr.com/photos/dhobern/320...

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1 Comment

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Looks like it came out of a car exhaust. Impressive IDing :)

Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Mar 2, 2013
Submitted on Mar 7, 2013

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