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  no common name (Endotricha sp2)





no common name | Endotricha sp2 photo
Endotricha moth showing unusual resting posture

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no common name | Endotricha sp2 photo
Endotricha moth

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no common name | Endotricha sp2 photo
Endotricha moth

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no common name | Endotricha sp2 photo
I think this is the same species (correct me if not). Here it is at rest in a more "normal" pose.

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INSECT FACTS

Identification
This Endotricha species is a small reddish brown moth. The forewings have a creamy white band across the centre. At rest, they have an unusual pose with head up and tail curved upwards and wings held almost vertical against the surface. It looks similar to Endotricha mesenterialis

Size
wingspan 1cm



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Pyralidae
Genus:Endotricha
Species:sp2
Common Name:no common name

Relatives in same Genus
  no common name (E. pyrosalis)
  no common name (E. unknown species)