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Crambid moth | Trichophysetis neophyla photo
Crambid moth

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Crambid moth | Trichophysetis neophyla photo
Crambid moth - this one has much darker forewings. Not sure if this is just a colour variation, or a male/female difference. (could even be a different species?)

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



CRAMBID MOTH FACTS

Identification
Crambid moth of subfamily Cybalominae. The wings have fine dark and light bars giving a silvery grey appearance. There are also wavy brown markings and some olive green markings. When at rest, it has an unusual curved posture with wing tips near surface and abdomen held away from the surface

Size
wing span 12mm



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Crambidae
Genus:Trichophysetis
Species:neophyla
Common Name:Crambid moth