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Concealer moth

Macrobathra aphristis (Family = Cosmopterigidae)

Description:

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

Habitat:

Daytime. On Acacia

Notes:

There are 98 species within Macrobathra genus, almost entirely Australian http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Tax...

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5 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

Macrobathra aphristis
Seems that it's Cosmopterigidae ;
http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Tax...
This looks very close. Thank you Peter Marriott

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

Tanyzancia argutella?
http://lepidopteradiary.blogspot.com.au/...
Its in the text and index of IFB Commons 'Moths of Australia' with no image.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 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
MartinL 7 years ago

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

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Oecophoridae?

MartinL
Spotted by
MartinL

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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

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