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  no common name (Hydrillodes sp)





no common name | Hydrillodes sp photo
Hydrillodes species

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no common name | Hydrillodes sp photo
Hydrillodes species in flight - it was supposed to be a photo of the moth at rest, but it took off just before shutter was pressed

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



INSECT FACTS

Identification
Moths in the genus Hydrillodesare fairly drab coloured. This one is brown with a broad lighter brown band across the forewings. There is a dark spot on each forewing. There are a number of similar species that cannot be distinguished from photographs.

Size
wingspan 2.5cm

Habitat
woodland and forest

Food
caterpillars feed on decaying plant matter on forest floor

Range
eastern Australia from Queensland to southern New South Wales



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Herminiidae
Genus:Hydrillodes
Species:sp
Common Name:no common name