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Tropical grass webworm moth Light brown with slightly darker markings. Wingspan 20 mm. <br />
Larvae feed on grasses of the Poaceae family. Australia,Crambidae,Geotagged,Herpetogramma licarsisalis,Macro,Moth,Tropical Grass Webworm,autumn,insect,invertebrate Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Tropical grass webworm moth

Light brown with slightly darker markings. Wingspan 20 mm.
Larvae feed on grasses of the Poaceae family.

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  1. Great shot, Ruth! Posted 8 days ago
    1. Thank you Christine. A subtle beauty. Posted 6 days ago

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''Herpetogramma licarsisalis'', the grass webworm or tropical grass webworm, is a moth of the family Crambidae. It is native to most of the old world tropics, including New Zealand, Hong Kong and Queensland. It is an introduced species in many other parts of the world, including Hawaii and the Canary Islands.

The wingspan is about 20 mm. Adults have fawn wings with rows of indistinct dark spots.

The larvae feed on various grasses of the Poaceae family and is a pest of turf.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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Uploaded May 17, 2019. Captured May 4, 2019 19:32 in 59 Merewether St, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/11.0
  • 1/99s
  • ISO250
  • 100mm