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Cossid Moth -4

Idioses littleri

Description:

This small moth was about 6 mm long with pale grey blotchy wings. there were dark grey patches at the apices and mid costal region of the fore wings. The thorax sported a black tuft of short setae and posterior to this was a smaller tuft along the midline.
Antennae were short and feathery.

Habitat:

Attracted to bright garden lights - very warm night.

Notes:

There were a million moths that night but this small one stood out ! Thanks to cathy Powers for the ID. The smallest cossid I've seen so far.
Family: Cossidae

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Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.90, Long: 145.31

Spotted on Jan 5, 2019
Submitted on Jan 5, 2019

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