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  no common name (Gelechiidae family )





no common name | Gelechiidae family  photo
Gelechiid moth. At first I thought this moth was a piece of gecko poo when I saw it on the outdoor lamp.

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no common name | Gelechiidae family  photo
Gelechiid moth viewed from above - the wings are curved at the end with long fringe scales.

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



INSECT FACTS

Identification
Gelechiid moth are small with smooth scales and a narrow head. The palpi are upturned and sharp-pointed in a sickle shape.

Size
length 10mm



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Gelechiidae
Genus:Gelechiidae family
Species:
Common Name:no common name