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Concealer moth

Garrha sp.


A pale cryptic moth with frilled edges on its wings and showing a tip of the white underwings.


Found on a tree trunk in a nature reserve

No species ID suggestions


Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Wow.... !? That looks nothing like it other than overall shape.

MartinL 4 years ago

Euchaetis sp. possibly E. iozona
According to Peter Marriott.
That would be correct.

MartinL 4 years ago

The best fit for mine is Garrha demotica although maybe not a perfect fit.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

An interesting observation possibly... every Vic record for garrha sp. on ALA is between Dec and Mar.
Also this one from a week ago has a nail through it's head too

MartinL 4 years ago

Yes it does. With 40 species in that genus, I might list it by genus only.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Looks very much like one of the Garrha genus.

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.78, Long: 145.02

Spotted on Aug 31, 2014
Submitted on Sep 2, 2014

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