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Oecophorid Moth

Olbonoma leptospila

Description:

A 12 mm long white moth with tented wings and a pale yellow head. The trailing margins of the fore wings had a pale brown fringe and two light brown bands with blurred margins running from the tornus to the costa. Each wing also showed two small black patches.
The thorax had a thin dark posterior margin.
Labial palps were recurved.

Habitat:

Spotted on a black wattle in a suburban nature reserve.

Notes:

Thanks to Mark Ridgway for the ID. Family: Oecophoridae
Chelaza Group

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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Knoxfield, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Nov 8, 2021
Submitted on Nov 15, 2021

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