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  Owlet Moth (Dysgonia propyrrha)





Owlet Moth | Dysgonia propyrrha photo
Owlet Moth

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OWLET MOTH FACTS

Identification
Dysgonia propyrrha is an attractive moth. The head is orange, and the wings are chocolate brown with a whitish speckled bar across each forewing. The trailing edges of the wings are white, and there is a triangular whitish patch on the leading edge of forewings. At rest the moth makes a triangular shape, with the white bands on the forewings forming a straight line at right angles to the body. The hindwings are plain brown.

Size
wingspan 4 cm

Habitat
forest, rainforest



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Noctuidae
Genus:Dysgonia
Species:propyrrha
Common Name:Owlet Moth