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Doratifera pinguis

Doratifera pinguis

Description:

This super-cute cup moth with a lion's mane and netted wings was loitering under night lights at the local school. A species I didn't recognise about 15mm long.

Habitat:

Under strong MV lights and tall eucalyptus.

Notes:

Also known as 'Pale Cup Moth'
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au...
Found near the eastern coast of Australia including Tasmania.
http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:b...
Larvae feed on eucalyptus http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au...

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2 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

Teriffic

KrishnaMurthy-K
KrishnaMurthy-K 6 years ago

lovely

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 23, 2014
Submitted on Oct 26, 2014

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