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Chocolate Ghost Moth

Elhamma australasiae (male)

Habitat:

Hiding among fishbone fern fronds (Nephrolepis cordifolia) along with several other Ghost moths at night near a light bollard

Notes:

# stepped chocolate ghost moth


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2 Comments

StephenSolomons
StephenSolomons 5 years ago

14 mm is short, Maybe the drought? I started calling them 'chocolate' and have kept it up because it as you say it fits them. Those deep browns and ripples

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

I haven't heard of 'chocolate' for these although appropriate as they are little sweeties. One strange thing we noticed this season is that the males can be considerably different sizes. Some have been really tiny around here lately - maybe 14mm long?

StephenSolomons
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StephenSolomons

Gosford, New South Wales, Australia

Lat: -33.38, Long: 151.48

Spotted on Mar 23, 2014
Submitted on Mar 23, 2014

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