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Concealer moth (Oecophoridae)Telocharacta sp. (genus)

1 A concealer moth at Gigerline Nature Reserve

Telocharacta sp. (genus) at Gigerline Nature Reserve - 29 Oct 2018

Identification history

Concealer moth (Oecophoridae) Telocharacta sp. (genus) 26 Jun 2019 GlennCocking
Concealer moth (Oecophoridae) Oecophorinae sp. (subfamily) 5 Feb 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 29 Oct 2018 JohnBundock


   11 Jan 2019
I keep going back to Telocharacta and Microbela (Philobota group) for 3877878, 3872337 and 3869672 but cannot find specimens with the dark collar that each of these three has.
donhe wrote:
   11 Jan 2019
Perhaps Snellenia flavipennis?
I have only seen Felder & Rogenhofer's drawing of this, which shows no labial palps.
Are the palps of S, flavipennis actually as big as in say Snellenia lineata?
donhe wrote:
   11 Jan 2019
Wendy Moore identified a moth with a dark collar as Microbela epicona, see
Is this an error?
   13 Jan 2019
When making the previous comment I was thinking only about plain yellow moths with dark terminal cilia like this record and the other two. Microbela epicona has other dark marks, including a dark collar. (I haven't seen Snellenia flavipennis.)
The long palpi suggest Telocharacta rather than Microbela, and it seems some specimens have the dark collar. But still might be something else.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 29 Oct 2018 10:39 AM Recorded on
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