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Straight-winged Bracken Moth

Idiodes siculoides

Description:

Medium sized moth (45mm wingspan) resting to resemble a dry leaf.

Habitat:

Drawn to night lights at the edge of a local national park.

Notes:

Adults can be distinguished from Idiodes apicata by the white transverse line on top of the head joining the antennae.
Caterpillars feed on bracken (Pteridium esculentum)

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Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.89, Long: 145.31

Spotted on Jul 14, 2017
Submitted on Sep 14, 2017

Reference

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