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Metallica Moth - Choreutis metallica

Family Choreutidae 

This page contains pictures and information about Metallica Moths that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 8mm
As other species in this Metalmark Moth family, this moth rests with its wings raised and curled. It walks with rapid jerky style. Metalmark Moths are active during the day.
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Picture taken in Botanic Garden on Feb 2010. The moth was walking around on the leaf during the day.  

1. Moths of Australia - I. F. B. Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p290.
2. CHOREUTIDAE of Australia - Australian Caterpillars, Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley.

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