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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

5 comments

   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
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/phil/epicona.html
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.)
   Yesterday
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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