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Cosmopterigid Moth

Macrobathra desmotoma


A small moth with a wing span of 20 mm that tented its wings when at rest. The wings had black and white patterns.
Labial palps were re-curved.


Attracted to bright garden lights - warm night.


Larvae of these moths feed on Mimosaceae (wattle). They live in shelters of folded leaflets held together with silk.
Family: Cosmopterigidae

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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.90, Long: 145.31

Spotted on Feb 7, 2018
Submitted on Feb 8, 2018

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