Scieropepla polyxesta

1 A Gelechioid moth (Xyloryctidae) at O'Connor, ACT

Scieropepla polyxesta at O'Connor, ACT - 11 Dec 2022
Scieropepla polyxesta at O'Connor, ACT - 11 Dec 2022
Scieropepla polyxesta at O'Connor, ACT - 11 Dec 2022
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Identification history

Scieropepla polyxesta 15 Dec 2022 donhe
Xylorycta assimilis 14 Dec 2022 ibaird
Scieropepla polyxesta 14 Dec 2022 ibaird
Philobota group 14 Dec 2022 donhe
Unidentified 14 Dec 2022 ConBoekel

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3 comments

ibaird wrote:
   14 Dec 2022
This seems to a difficult moth to photograph well in life. but see on iNaturalist eg.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/111911206.
The dark two toned head (apparently jet black underneath) is clearly visible here and the labial palps with a dark base and white tips makes it difficult to see againas the stark white of the top of the head..There is a yellowish tinge sometimes visible to the trailing edge of the forewing.
Also on the ALA see: https://biocache.ala.org.au/occurrences/a31dd69a-4bd5-46a8-b74e-5add81c11b93
ibaird wrote:
   14 Dec 2022
On second thoughts I'm not sure its easy to distinguish S. polyxesta from X. assimilis!
donhe wrote:
   15 Dec 2022
I think maybe the brownish fringes are more coloured in Scieropepla polyxesta, like this specimen.

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