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Bright Twisted-moth ♂

Parepisparis lutosaria

Description:

This delicate attractive moth had a wing apn of about 50 mm. It was resting with its pale brown wings held out. The costa showed at least three black spots and dark base. the under side of the wings were a similar colour. the hind wings showed a small white zig-zig along the inner margin. Thorax and abdomen were a golden brown. Legs had a pink tinge. Antennae were dark and feathery (Pic 4) Pic 5 was taken with the flash on.

Habitat:

Spotted at a nature reserve with native trees - eucalypts ( Messmate Stringybark) mostly. Distribution: http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:b...

Notes:

I have been waiting to see this moth for so long and today was the day ! A very exciting find.
The larvae are said to feed on gum leaves.
Family; Geometridae
subfamily: Oenochrominae

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1 Comment

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Strange moth. Nice find.

Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.86, Long: 145.32

Spotted on Apr 13, 2014
Submitted on Apr 13, 2014

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