Subject: Moth – Cossidae?
Location: Armidale, NSW
April 21, 2013 1:53 am
Are you able to identify the family of this moth? I originally thought it was Cossidae but then it also looks like it could be Hepialidae or Notodontidae or something else. It was found in Armidale, NSW, in Australia, in March (Autumn).
Signature: Sarah

Ghost Moth or Wood Moth?

Ghost Moth or Wood Moth?

Dear Sarah,
For years we have been mixing up Hepialidae and Cossidae, and we have them lumped together in our archive under Ghost Moths and Wood Moths.  This is a beautifully mounted specimen and we imagine getting the correct identification is especially important to you.  We would recommend that you contact a local natural history museum for assistance.  Please get back to us if you get a proper identification.

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Location: Armidale, New South Wales, Australia

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