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An attractive rust coloured moth with miniscule white specks (irroration) with a wing span of about 30 mm. Costal margins were silky white which streaked obliquely in two areas towards the inner margins. The trailing margins had a silky fringe. The thorax was pale with a rusty median line. Labial palps were recurved ( pic 2)
Seen under bright garden lights on a warm night.
Seen throughout Australia except the Northern Territory.
Larvae of this species feed on eucalyptus leaves and live in silken tubular shelters built in leaves.
Spotted on Oct 2, 2019
Submitted on Oct 11, 2019