Poliorhabda auriceps

2 A Concealer moth (Wingia Group) at Pomaderris Nature Reserve

Poliorhabda auriceps at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Nov 2023
Poliorhabda auriceps at Pomaderris Nature Reserve - 12 Nov 2023
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Identification history

Poliorhabda auriceps 18 Nov 2023 donhe
Poliorhabda auriceps 17 Nov 2023 ibaird
Philobota undescribed species near arabella 16 Nov 2023 donhe
Unidentified 16 Nov 2023 ConBoekel

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ibaird wrote:
   17 Nov 2023
I think this is a closer match to Poliorhabda (genus), Wingia group, (Oecophoridae fam.). most probably Poliorhabda auriceps, although there are only relatively few examples from life online (ALA and iNaturakist) to compare this speciment with and it it apparently quite variable in its markings.
An excellent photo. However, more shots from a dorsal aspect would have helped identification further.
A new species for CNM if confirmed.
See I. Common (CSIRO 1994), two photos page 105, Oecopjhorine Genera of Australia, I The Wingia Group (Vol 3, CSIRO, Melbourne).

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