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Gown Moth

Holocryptis phasianura


This fascinating moth had a wing span of 20 mm. It looks like a loose gown with what appears to be folded or pleated forewings and exposed narrow hind wings. Both wings show diffuse bands of brown and striking blue-grey patches.


Attracted to garden lights on a warm night.


Not able to find much information on this moth. Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Acontiinae

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 months ago

Hippy shirt.

Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jan 19, 2022
Submitted on Jan 20, 2022

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