Wednesday, 23 October 2019

 PHYCITINAE PYRALIDAE

No identification on this one. I have looked through thousands of photos and only found one that is a perfect match, unfortunately it was not identified. The other photo was taken near Taree on the New South Wales coast.
The fact that there is another matching photo means that it is most likely a species and not just a  variation or a damaged moth.
It is also possible the species is sexually dimorphic.



Family:- PYRALIDAE
Sub Family:- PHYCITINAE
Genus:- 
Species:-







One possible ID that I looked at, if they are sexually dimorphic,  was Creobota apodectum.

Another reader, (see in the comments), has also seen this moth in the Tambourine Mountain area.


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2 comments:

  1. Hi Don!
    I have found this on Tamborine Mountain...and it eludes ID still:

    https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/34007513

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  2. That's great Nick,
    Makes it almost certain to be a species.
    The three samples of Taree, Tampourine and Toowoomba are well spread.
    Don

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