This little (25 mm wingspan) moth is around in large numbers in many parts of our forest and across the forests of Tableland, and its active during the day. It seems to love the grassy, herby ground layer, often occurring in large, conspicuous aggregations. In sunlight it appears much more orange than on this image. Its undoubtedly an important predator on some plants and likely an important food source for insectivorous animals. But what is it? My best guess is Chrysolarentia mecynata, though it does differ subtly from the variety of images I’ve found HERE.
This Blog... is about a 150 ha patch of forest at Boho South, Victoria, Australia.
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