Plectobela undescribed species

A concealer moth at Aranda, ACT

Plectobela undescribed species at Aranda, ACT - 3 Jan 2018
Plectobela undescribed species at Aranda, ACT - 3 Jan 2018
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Identification history

Plectobela undescribed species 21 Nov 2019 ibaird
Plectobela undescribed species 21 Nov 2019 GlennCocking
Oecophoridae (family) 7 Jan 2018 GlennCocking
Oecophoridae (family) 7 Jan 2018 ibaird
Unidentified 3 Jan 2018 CathB

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4 comments

GlennCocking wrote:
   7 Jan 2018
This photo has characteristics suggesting Plecotobela sp (there is one that matches better than P. zanclotona) and also Unplaced (Coesyra) phaeozona. But the dark mark on the forewing costa which does not seem to extend to the base does not match either of these. I suspect it is something else. Apparently not Eulechria.
ibaird wrote:
   7 Jan 2018
OK. Thanks for this. Can you suggest an alternative nomenclature?
GlennCocking wrote:
   7 Jan 2018
I would put it in Oecophorinae sp till we can do better
GlennCocking wrote:
   22 Nov 2019
Looking at this again, the photo strongly suggests an unnamed Plectobela species that has been often recorded in the ACT in the past. except for that distinct mark on the costa towards the base. Having looked reasonably thoroughly for an Oecophoridae with that mark and failed, I'm thinking that it is an aberrant exaggeration of the typical narrow black line on the base of the costa of Plectobela sp or a foreign object (are there are signs of the latter in photo 1?). So I'm suggesting Plectobela sp is where we should put it.

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