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Cotton Tipworm Moth

Crocidosema plebejana

Description:

A small moth about 5 mm long with pale narrow wings marked with back blotches. The costal margins were a dark brown broken with thin double white markings. The submarginal band of white had black flecks. Antennae were short. Labial palps formed a short snout.

Habitat:

Attracted to bright garden lights on a very warm night.

Notes:

Considered an agricultural pest. Larvae feed on various species of Malvaceae family.
Family: Tortricidae Subfamily: Olethreutinae http://insecta.pro/gallery/37806

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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 29, 2019
Submitted on Nov 2, 2019

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