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Wingia lambertella

Wingia lambertella


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 ...............

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LeanneGardner 6 years ago

Great find Mark. It's beautiful :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Thanks Daniele... yes a delicious looking moth :-)

DanielePralong 6 years ago

Nice one Mark! Apricot and mango ice-cream...

StephenSolomons 6 years ago

Funny about synchronicity, it adds a little to the debate about the sacred I think. Yes my design. Part of a cartoon for a little magazine a few years back

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Yeah thanks Stephen. I saw this on the ButterflyHouse website a few days ago and told Leuba I would really like to see this moth... just occasionally synchronicity is real. I like your new image too. Your work?

StephenSolomons 6 years ago

wow. pretty little moth! Nice.

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 4, 2013
Submitted on Oct 5, 2013

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