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Concealer moth

Macrobathra aphristis (Family = Cosmopterigidae)


A small moth with upturned wing tips and dark brown banding.


Daytime. On Acacia


There are 98 species within Macrobathra genus, almost entirely Australian

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MartinL 10 years ago

Macrobathra aphristis
Seems that it's Cosmopterigidae ;
This looks very close. Thank you Peter Marriott

MartinL 10 years ago

Tanyzancia argutella?
Its in the text and index of IFB Commons 'Moths of Australia' with no image.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

I don't blame you. I thought we must have covered this one and just checked through our collective black and white banded moths - no match !! I got Peter Marriotts set of 4 booklets and CD's today so hopefully our IDing might improve some.

MartinL 10 years ago

Thanks Mark. I think you're right. Still reluctant to study these more closely.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago


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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 15, 2013
Submitted on Oct 29, 2013

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