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Subject: Wood moth from WA?
Location: Dongara, Western Australia
November 29, 2015 10:27 am
This moth was found resting on a wall in Dongara, Western Australia. I suspect it’s a wood moth of some kind – what do you think?
Signature: Nick S

Wood Moth

Wood Moth

Dear Nick,
This is most likely a Wood Moth in the family Cossidae that is well represented on Butterfly House, and based on the image of the adult posted to Butterfly House, it does look to us like Endoxyla leucomochla whose edible larva is called a Witchety Grub.  We would not rule out though that it might be a Ghost Moth in the family Hepialidae, also represented on Butterfly House.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Dongara, Western Australia

One Response to Wood Moth from Australia

  1. Nick S says:

    Thank you!

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