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Pyralid Moth

Ocrasa acerasta


This beautiful pale green moth was resting with its shimmering wings flattened into a triangular shape. The wings were covered with minute flecks of brown (irroration). The costa were a pale brown and the short silky fringe along the trailing margin was also tinged brown. Wing span was about 30 mm. Antennae were swept back and the head had a short brown snout.


Attracted to bright garden lights on a warm night.


This species also has a pale brown form.
Family: Pyralidae

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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.90, Long: 145.31

Spotted on Jan 22, 2019
Submitted on Jan 23, 2019

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