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Unidentified at Suppressed - 15 Jul 2019
Unidentified at Suppressed - 15 Jul 2019
Unidentified at Suppressed - 15 Jul 2019

Identification history

Deigmoesta lithocosma 15 May 2020 GlennCocking
Unidentified 14 Jul 2019 KerriLee

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Author's notes

15mm overall length; pointed, upturned palpi with abundant scales ... perhaps family Tineidae

3 comments

   19 Jul 2019
The closeups show upcurved tip to the labial palpi, which suggests it is Superfamily Gelechioidea (although they are short). Please catch if it comes again.
KerriLee wrote:
   19 Jul 2019
Ah, we should have noticed the palpi! I'll keep an eye out for another one.
   15 May 2020
The palpi are longer than I first thought, and it is the oecophorid Deigmoesta lithocosma. I'm familiar with the moth at light sheets (including the south coast) where it is very eyecatching. But the closeup of a closed-wing moth had me fooled for a long time.

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Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 14 Jul 2019 Recorded on
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