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Cydalima diaphanalis This dainty and pretty little moth is white with a small black dot near the centre of each wing, and a brown costa to each forewing. There are also some black dots on the margin near the wingtip of each forewing. <br />
Wingspan 35 mm<br />
I was advised on an Australian Lepidoptera forum that this was an unusual sighting for mid coast New South Wales. Seen more frequently in South Australia and Queensland.  Australia,Crambidae,Cydalima diaphanalis,Geotagged,Lepidoptera,Macro,Moth,insect,invertebrate,summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Cydalima diaphanalis

This dainty and pretty little moth is white with a small black dot near the centre of each wing, and a brown costa to each forewing. There are also some black dots on the margin near the wingtip of each forewing.
Wingspan 35 mm
I was advised on an Australian Lepidoptera forum that this was an unusual sighting for mid coast New South Wales. Seen more frequently in South Australia and Queensland.

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  1. Cool find, Ruth, and great job on the ID. Posted one month ago

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''Cydalima diaphanalis'' is a moth in the Crambidae family. It was described by Francis Walker in 1866. It is found in Burma, Indonesia , on the Solomon Islands and in Thailand and Australia, where it has been recorded from Queensland and South Australia.

The wings are white with a small black dot near the middle. The forewings have a brown costa and there are black dots on the margin near the wingtip.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Dec 16, 2018. Captured Dec 8, 2018 13:45 in 97 Merewether St, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/512s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm