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Four Eyes

Cryptoptila immersana

Description:

Looking like a miniature wizard with a heavy cloak, this moth had a wingspan of about 30 mm. each forewing had broad jagged pale markings. Antennae were swept back.

Habitat:

Attracted to garden lights on a warm night.

Notes:

These moths are found along the eastern states of Australia and are said to have variable wing patterns.
The larva has a white head with four short stripes which gives it the common name "four eyes".
Family: Tortricidae
Subfamily: Tortricinae

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Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.90, Long: 145.31

Spotted on Oct 30, 2019
Submitted on Oct 31, 2019

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