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Macrobathra harmostis

a Cosmopterigid moth at suppressed

Macrobathra harmostis at suppressed - 5 Mar 2023
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Identification history

Macrobathra harmostis 6 Mar 2023 donhe
Macrobathra harmostis 6 Mar 2023 ibaird
Macrobathra (genus) 6 Mar 2023 ibaird
Unidentified 6 Mar 2023 arjay

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User's notes

Amazing antennae. Either they were waving in the breeze or it could wave them about independently of each other ... at one point they were rotating in opposite directions.


donhe wrote:
   6 Mar 2023
Macrobathra callipetala ?
ibaird wrote:
   6 Mar 2023
Looks like M. harmostis, including the orange palps and white tip to the antennae. M. harmostis online do not show yellow on the basal white forewing band though.
donhe wrote:
   6 Mar 2023
Tried to add M. harmostis but failed.
ibaird wrote:
   6 Mar 2023
M. callipatella shows tropical distribution, White band in antennae is more prominent in this specimen..
ibaird wrote:
   6 Mar 2023
Its been added, sometimes you have to wait a bit.

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Species information

  • Macrobathra harmostis Scientific name
  • a Cosmopterigid moth Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 5 Mar 2023 02:50 PM Recorded on
  • arjay Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Alive / healthy Animal health

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