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  Fruit-piercing moth (Noctua sp)





Fruit-piercing moth | Noctua sp photo
Fruit-piercing moth

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

Fruit-piercing moth | Noctua sp photo
Fruit-piercing moth

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



FRUIT-PIERCING MOTH FACTS

Identification
Not sure what species this is. It could be a Noctua species - alternatively it may be in the genus Hypocala This moth is plain brown when seen with wings folded. The hind wings are orange with a black spot in the centre and a black margin.

Size
length 3cm. Wingspan 6cm



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Noctuidae
Genus:Noctua
Species:sp
Common Name:Fruit-piercing moth