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Deprassariid moth A pale moth with purple tinged wings and fringed trailing margins. Wingspan could have been about 20 mm.Each forewing had a smudged dark patch in the middle of the inner margin which at rest looked like a dark circle. On each wing was also a small dark, slightly posterior to the dark patch. Antennae were swept back. The labial palps appeared to form a &quot;snout&quot; with a short stiff bristle on either side at the tip.<br />
Spotted under bright garden lights on a warm night. Australia,Enchocrates glaucopis,Geotagged,Spring,depressariidae Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Deprassariid moth

A pale moth with purple tinged wings and fringed trailing margins. Wingspan could have been about 20 mm.Each forewing had a smudged dark patch in the middle of the inner margin which at rest looked like a dark circle. On each wing was also a small dark, slightly posterior to the dark patch. Antennae were swept back. The labial palps appeared to form a "snout" with a short stiff bristle on either side at the tip.
Spotted under bright garden lights on a warm night.

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  1. Such a pretty moth and great, descriptive details! I hope you are having a nice spring so far, Leuba :). Posted 5 days ago
    1. Thanks Christine. We were a little excited to see a few insects around today, including a common leaf beetle we hadn't seen for awhile. There have been a few new moths I am pleased to say. Posted 4 days ago
      1. Hopefully they are the first of many! Posted 4 days ago

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''Enchocrates glaucopis'' is a moth in the family Depressariidae. It was described by Meyrick in 1883. It is found in Australia, where it has been recorded from the south-east of the country.

The wingspan is 15–22 mm. The forewings are fuscous-grey, the margins narrowly dark fuscous and with the costal edge, hindmarginal edge, and all veins marked by bright carmine lines. There is a very ill-defined straight oblique cloudy dark grey transverse line from the middle of the costa.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Leuba Ridgway
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Uploaded Oct 9, 2019. Captured Oct 6, 2019 21:43 in 12 Alexandra St, Upper Ferntree Gully VIC 3156, Australia.
  • SZ-10
  • f/9.3
  • 10/300s
  • ISO100
  • 5mm