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Hakea Wine Moth

Oenochroma vinaria

Description:

This beautiful pink moth with slightly hooked fore wing tips had a wing span of about 55 mms. It had a soft deep pink thorax an pale pink belly. A straight yellow line that runs through both fore and hind wings is said to resemble a leaf vein when the moth is at rest on the plant.
each fore wing had a small transparent spot in the mid region near the costa.

Habitat:

Attracted to bright lights in a garden with a few species of Hakea.

Notes:

Wing and body colour and pattern can vary from brown to pink in this species but they all have hooked wing tips, the straight yellow line and the spots on the fore wings.
Family: Geometridae Subfamily: Oenochrominae

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1 Comment

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 months ago

The cutest moth around... (lateral view).

Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.90, Long: 145.31

Spotted on Jan 7, 2019
Submitted on Jan 14, 2019

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