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Tortricid moth

Acropolitis excelsa


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.


Drawn to lights at a local school.


Apparently feeds on Manna gum (Eucalyptus viminalis). Synonymous with Acropolitis xuthobapta. Found across south-eastern Australia.

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

Thanks for confirming..

stho002 10 years ago

Probably a tortricid

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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