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Lycid-mimicking Moth - Snellenia lineata

Family Oecophoridae

This page contains information and pictures about Lycid-mimicking Moths that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 8mm
This is a small moth mimicking a Lycid Beetle. It has the Lycid brick-red colours. Its antenna, head and thorax all look similar to Lycid. This moth active during the day.
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What are the advantages of mimicking a Lycid Beetle? We have detail discussion in this page.  
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Photos taken in Ford Road Conservation Area on Mar 2011. The moth was resting on moss on a fallen rotten tree trunk. 

1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, Plate6F.
2. Moths of Australia - I. F. B. Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p 223, Plate5.1.
3. Snellenia lineata (Walker, 1856) - Australian Caterpillar, Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2011.  

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Last updated: July 31, 2011.