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  Metalmark Moth (Choreutis ophiosema)





Metalmark Moth | Choreutis ophiosema photo
Metalmark Moth in Lemon-scented Tea Tree (Leptospermum)

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Metalmark Moth | Choreutis ophiosema photo
Metalmark Moth in Lemon-scented Tea Tree (Leptospermum) - the moth is small compared with the Leptospermum flower

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



METALMARK MOTH FACTS

Identification
This Metalmark Moth is a small bell-shaped moth with intricate pattern of orange, pale brown and white.

Size
length 9mm

Habitat
feeds during the day on flowering shrubs

Food
nectar



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Choreutidae
Genus:Choreutis
Species:ophiosema
Common Name:Metalmark Moth