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Triple-banded Looper Moth - Mocis trifasciata

Family Noctuidae, subfamily CATOCALINAE

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

Wingspan 45mm
The moth is brown in colour with two brown bands across each forewing. Under the band there is a line of black dots.
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Colours may be vary a bit between individuals. 
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This moth is quite common in Brisbane bushland. They usually rest on the plants materials on the ground during the day time, flies to a meter away when disturbed. 
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1. Moths of Australia - Ian F.B.Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p452, fig47.5.
2. Mocis trifasciata (Stephens, 1830) - Australian Caterpillars, by Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2008. 

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