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  Cosmopterigid moth (Cosmopterigidae family )





Cosmopterigid moth | Cosmopterigidae family  photo
this Cosmopterigid moth looks like a piece of twig when at rest

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Cosmopterigid moth | Cosmopterigidae family  photo
Cosmopterigid moth

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.

Cosmopterigid moth | Cosmopterigidae family  photo
Cosmopterigid moth

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.



COSMOPTERIGID MOTH FACTS

Identification
This small Cosmopterigid moth looks like a tiny twig. It holds its antennae against its long thin body. It is cream and tan coloured with smooth scales and a fringes of longer scales at the wing tips. The legs are black and white.

Size
length 7mm



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Cosmopterigidae
Genus:Cosmopterigidae family
Species:
Common Name:Cosmopterigid moth