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Heliotrope Moth

Utetheisa pulchelloides

Description:

Orange and black patterns and spots on wings. Wingspan 3cm. This moth's colours are quite faded, they're usually much brighter.

Habitat:

Attracted to night light in backyard.

Notes:

Updated ID.

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2 Comments

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner a year ago

Thanks Neil. They're quite common up here. Usually much brighter in colour though as mentioned. I think I know that song.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

Salt and Pepper moth puts that song in my head :/ Great spotting, Leanne. I've never seen one of these moths before.

LeanneGardner
Spotted by
LeanneGardner

QLD, Australia

Lat: -21.43, Long: 149.21

Spotted on Jul 27, 2018
Submitted on Jul 27, 2018

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