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Tree Lucerne Moth (eastern form)

Uresiphita ornithopteralis


This moth flew out from beneath my feet while walking in Belair park. Size about 5-6mm at a guess


Eucalypt forest


The Tree Lucerne Moth (Uresiphita ornithopteralis) is a moth of the Crambidae family. It is found in New South Wales, Norfolk Island, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia. The larvae feed on Cytisus scoparius and other Fabaceae species like Genista monspessulana and Hovea species. (from wikipedia)

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5152, South Australia, Australia

Spotted on Aug 21, 2011
Submitted on Aug 22, 2011

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