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Wingia Group Moth

Euchaetis rhizobola

Description:

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)

Habitat:

Seen under bright garden lights on a warm night.
Seen throughout Australia except the Northern Territory.

Notes:

Larvae of this species feed on eucalyptus leaves and live in silken tubular shelters built in leaves.
Family: Oecophoridae

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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 2, 2019
Submitted on Oct 11, 2019

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