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Plume moth

Stenoptilia zophodactylus

Description:

Spiky angular broken twiggy; 20mm both ways; very long and very spiky legs - the rear pair folded back along body and not touching ground; at rest wings closed into a very tight bundle and held square so the whole creature forms a 'T' shape.

Habitat:

This one on exterior wall at night near open eucalyptus forest.

Notes:

I had no idea these were in Australia until I saw this one. After seeing some others on Noah I was slightly surprised at the small size. Very satisfying to find though. This one is an introduced species in... http://www.dpi.vic.gov.au/agriculture/pe...

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2 Comments

Daacwen
Daacwen 8 years ago

Coool

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

T moth,

:D

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Feb 24, 2012
Submitted on Feb 28, 2012

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