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A beautifully smooth sculptured moth in pink with deeply etched yellow lines. Approximately 22mm long.
Attracted to lights at a used car yard which is surrounded by eucalyptus based national park forest.. This one was on black glass.
A Eucalyptus specialist the larvae pull leaves together and build a silk tube in which they feed, grow and pupate. The caterpillars are brownish green, and covered in sparse white hairs. Found across most of southern Australia including Tasmania. Family: OECOPHORIDAE Subfamily: OECOPHORINAE Supertribe: Wingia group Tribe: Wingia Subgroup 9 Genus: Wingia ............... http://morwellnp.pangaean.net/cgi-bin/sh...