Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Addaea subtessellata

 Addaea subtessellata SICULODINAE THRIDIDAE

This is the only species of the THRIDIDAE family I have ever identified here. Although there may be others in the ever increasing pile of photos in the "to do " folders.

The larval food plant is Mallotus philippensis (RED KAMALA).
See a post on Toowoombaplants2008.blogspot.com, for Thursday, February 4, 2010



Family:- THRIDIDAE
Sub Family:-  SICULODINAE
Genus:- Addaea
Species:- subtessellata


This is another moth that has an unusual stance at times.










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Edosa xystidophora PERISSOMASTICINAE TINEIDAE

The Edosa species are common throughout Australia and many of them look very much the same so positive identification is not always possible.
One note I have found says that the larvae have not yet been found, so no information is available on
the biology of these moths. They are also very similar to some species in Oecophoridae, but Tineidae
lack the sharp upturned labial palps.
These moths are tiny and very easy to miss.





Family:- TINEIDAE
Sub Family:- PERISSOMASTICINAE
Genus:- Edosa
Species:- xystidophora (probably)












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