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Tortricid moth

Acropolitis excelsa

Description:

I thought this was a small piece of loose bark until I poke it and it walked off. About 12mm long. Superb camouflage on rough tree bark. Pretty hard to see on this stone wall too.

Habitat:

Drawn to lights at a local school.

Notes:

Apparently feeds on Manna gum (Eucalyptus viminalis). Synonymous with Acropolitis xuthobapta. Found across south-eastern Australia. http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:b...

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3 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

Thanks for confirming..

stho002
stho002 10 years ago

Probably a tortricid

TicThapanya
TicThapanya 10 years ago

nice shot, a little micro moth

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Aug 24, 2013
Submitted on Aug 26, 2013

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