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Stathmopoda Moth

Stathmopoda crocophanes

Description:

A small yellow moth with a wing span of 10 mm and two dark brown triangular patterns on the tented wings. The inner margins of the wings have fringes that are wider than the wings (pic 4). Sickle shaped labial palps curve upwards. Antennae held straight up.

Habitat:

Spotted in a suburban garden. These moths are seen all through Australia, except the Northern Territory.

Notes:

The larvae are said to feed on leaf litter. http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Tax... Family: Oecophoridae Subfamily: Stathmopodinae

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2 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

Thanks Stephen. I found quite a few of these yellow and brown Oecophorid moths in this bayside suburb.

StephenSolomons
StephenSolomons 7 years ago

nice image

Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Nov 2, 2013
Submitted on Nov 2, 2013

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