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Clouded Footman

Anestia ombrophanes

Description:

With a wing span of a little more than 15mm, this attractive moth had grey and white patterns on both sides of the fore wings. The hind wings were a beautiful yellow and without pattern on both sides. The outer margins of all four wings had a dark fringe. Thorax was dark with a white patch. Abdomen showed dense yellow setae. Feathery antennae suggests that this is a male moth.

Habitat:

This moth was spotted clinging from a spider web on an outer wall of a building- it was barely alive. There were native trees around this building.

Notes:

My thanks to Jakubko for the ID. Here is a previous spotting of the clouded footman caterpillar http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/998... Belongs to the family Arctiidae

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Clouded Footman
Anestia ombrophanes


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2 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

So it is ! Thank you so much J for the ID.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

What a beautiful moth! My reference: http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au...

Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Apr 12, 2013
Submitted on Apr 14, 2013

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