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This attractive moth in the family Crambidae (grass moths) has distinctive white-bluish and brown markings. See the distinctive brush-like mouth appendage ("snout"). Forked brown markings can be seen radiating from the base. Hairy fringes can be seen on the at the back of the wings.
A meadow in a bush property; surrounded by dry sclerophyll forest.
These moths fly low in the grass, and fly away shortly ahead when approached, landing with closed wings on grass stems. Thank you Leuba Ridway, your spotting led me to the ID for this moth. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/137... See also: http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Tax...
Lat: -34.13, Long: 150.83
Spotted on Mar 30, 2014
Submitted on May 7, 2014
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