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  Green Blotched Moth (Cosmodes elegans)





Green Blotched Moth | Cosmodes elegans photo
Green Blotched Moth

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GREEN BLOTCHED MOTH FACTS

Identification
The moth is brown with a wavy green pattern on the forewings. It has a tuft of hairs on the head. It rests with its wings held in a steep roof shape Caterpillars are smooth and green.

Size
wingspan to 4cm. caterpillar length about 3 cm.

Food
Caterpillars feed on Lobelia and Verbena

Breeding
pupates in a thin cocoon under the soil.

Range
Found throughout most of Australia.



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Noctuidae
Genus:Cosmodes
Species:elegans
Common Name:Green Blotched Moth