Moths by Colour

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Colour jump-to: Whitish ; Beige ; Yellowish ; Orange/reds ; Pinkish ; Purples ; Greens ; Blues ; Yellow-browns ; Light reddish browns ; Reddish-browns ; Metallic sheen ; Dark browns ; Grey browns ; Light grey ; Dark grey ; Blacks

Wingless females
 

Whitish
White Rush Moth, Tipanaea patulella  IMG 6555  cf. Acyphas semiochrea male    Black-spotted Epicoma, Epicoma melanospila (female)   Eochrois callianassa   Xylorycta parabolella  Tachystola stenoptera   Hoplophanes sp. (Heliozelidae).  Native Cranberry Moth, Poecilasthena pulchraria   sweet potato leaf miner Lyonetiidae Bedellia somnulentella    Thalerotricha mylicella  Neat Pinara, Pinara cana (female)   IMG 7515  Tymbophora peltastis  IMG 7607. Eupselia carpocapsella     Palimmeces hemiphanes    Scoparia exibitalis  Technitis campylosticha    Green Mosaic Geometrid, Archephanes zalosema (Ennominae: Nacophorini)  Clearly-marked Tuft-moth, Nola delograpta  Machetis aphrobola  Cosmaresta niphias  Oecophorinae     Pyralidae  Sosineura mimica  Oecophorinae  Opostega sp. (Opostegidae)  Compsotropha selenias Dark-spotted Tiger Moth, Spilosoma canescens  IMG 7399  IMG 7526  Stathmopoda melanochra  Ocystola crystallina  Cryptophasa albacosta  Cosmaresta niphias     Hednota relatalis  Hednota grammellus  Hednota Pyralidae  Hednota bivittella     Orange-rimmed Satin Moth, Thalaina selenaea (white form)  Tasmanian Red-lined Looper Moth, Crypsiphona tasmanica  Orange-rimmed Satin Moth, Thalaina selenaea  Chrysolarentia psarodes  Three-barred Carpet, Chrysolarentia ptochopis  Acyphas semiochrea Omnivorous Tussock Moth  Black-spotted Epicoma, Epicoma melanospila (male)  Limnaecia camptosema   Tanaoctena pygmaeodes  Crossed Footman, Thallarcha albicollis    The Jester, Thallarcha jocularis  Black and White Tiger Moth, Spilosoma glatignyi  Orthiastis hyperocha

Beige
 Slender Fraus, Fraus nanus  Heteroteucha anthodora  Batrachedra sp.  Palaeosia sp. (2)    Pseliastis sp. (Heliozelidae) Variable Cutworm, Agrotis porphyricollis  Trigonistis asthenopa  IMG 8419  Native Budworm, Helicoverpa punctigera  Sedenia cervalis  Hellula hydralis, Cabbage Centre Grub Cream Wave, Scopula perlata  Cream Wave, Scopula perlata  Varied Wave, Scopula optivata  Straight-winged Bracken Moth, Idiodes siculoides  Grey Twisted-moth, Circopetes obtusata    Tymbophora peltastis     IMG 6108  Gap-lined Pantydia, Pantydia diemeni  Dashed Geometrid, Dissomorphia australiaria (male)  Dashed Geometrid, Dissomorphia australiaria (female)   IMG 0897   Amelora sparsularia  Etiella behrii    cf. Nearcha sp.. Common Anthelid, Anthela acuta  ?Pachyrhabda nr. steropodes Ioptera aristogona  Scoparia ithyntis Banksia Boring Moth, Arotrophora arcuatalis  Batrachedra sp.  Golden-winged Gum Moth, Mnesampela heliochrysa Rusty Snout, Sandava xylistis Sandava xylistis J Duggan01 m  Buff Bark Moth, Gastrinodes bitaeniaria. Oblong Bark Moth, 'Cleora' nesiotis  Vine Hawk Moth, Hippotion celerio  cf. Crambidae    Taxeotis adelpha  Long-nosed epidemia, Epidesmia hypenaria  IMG 5275 Metasia capnochroa Wood-grain Artigisa, Artigisa lignicolaria Wattle Snout Moth, Pararguda nasuta Urticating Anthelid, Anthela nicothoe  Acute Point-moth, unplaced Lithinini species, biplaga  Hednota acontophora  Two-streaked Armyworm, Leucania exarans  IMG 1021 cf. Meristastis laganodes  IMG 5609 cf. Anisogona mediana cf. Clarana clarana   Sinpunctiptilia sp.  Stenoptilia zophodactylus  Tasmanian Footman, Damias sicciodes  Marbled Halone, Halone consolatrix  Epiphyas xylodes Nola sp. Diagonal Y Tuft-moth, Nola aulacota  Serpentine Moth, Dinophalus serpentaria  Acroceuthes metaxanthana IMG 0852  Xylorycta calligramma          Late Oxycanus, Oxycanus antipoda  Striped Cape-moth, Amelora leucaniata

Yellowish
. Oncoptera cf. intricata  Sedenia cervalis  Ancylis sp.  Thema protogramma IMG 5262  Tineidae Opogona nr. stenocraspeda moth Australia    Oecophorinae Rusty Snout, Sandava xylistis  Golden Grass Carpet, Anachloris subochraria  Lorne Carpet, Chrysolarentia epicteta  Lemon Gum Moth, Plesanemma fucata    Mecynata Moth, Chrysolarentia mecynata     Habroscopa iriodes Heliocosma incongruana (Tortricidae: unplaced to subfamily)  Doubleday's Footman, Castulo doubledayi  Showy Geometrid, Niceteria macrocosma .Tree Lucerne Moth, Uresiphita ornithopteralis  Opsitycha squalidella  Wood-grain Artigisa, Artigisa lignicolaria   IMG 7402  Phytotrypa pretiosella  Thema xiphochrysa Stathmopoda nr. chalcotypa  Stathmopoda auriferella Eupselia cf. satrapella. Crepidosceles exanthema  Macrobathra chrysotoxa    Palimmeces poecilella    Forked Footman, Phaeophlebosia furcifera  Marbled Halone, Halone consolatrix  A060017John D 2  Mionolena sp.  Crocanthes glycina

Orange/reds
Golden-winged Gum Moth, Mnesampela heliochrysa  Electric Moth, Heliomystis electrica (Geometrinae: Geometrini)            Highland Splendid Ghost Moth, Aenetus ombraloma   Phytotrypa pretiosella     Mottled Epicoma, Epicoma pontificalis    Spotted Lichen Moth, Asura cervicalis (male). Two-ribbed Arctiid, Palaeosia bicosta    Red Footman, Scoliacma bicolora

Pinkish
Native Cranberry Moth, Poecilasthena pulchraria     Faveria tritalis  IMG 7479  Culladia cuneiferellus    Tachystola hemisema  Tachystola acroxantha      Euchaetis inceptella   Red Armyworm, Leucania ebriosa  cf. Clarana clarana        Garrha pudica  Wingia aurata  Wingia lambertella by Annie Maney  A060017John D 2  Patched Leaf Moth, Monoctenia falenaria  Black-clouded Artigisa, Artigisa melanephele  Pink Bellied Moth, Oenochroma vinaria  Highland Splendid Ghost Moth, Aenetus ombraloma

Purples
cf. Stigmella sp. (Nepticulidae) 

Greens
Fragile Delicate, Poecilasthena fragilis    Veined Emerald, Chlorocoma carenaria  Common Gum Emerald, Prasinocyma semicrocea  Green-spotted Angled Emerald, Maxates centrophylla  Broad-pointed Delicate, Poecilasthena urarcha  Common Gum Emerald, Prasinocyma semicrocea  Nemophora sparsella (Adelidae)     .    IMG 7221  Green Carpet, Austrocidaria erasta  Green and Brown Carpet Chloroclystis catastreptes Chloroclystis sp. #1  Boisduval's Emerald, Chlorodes boisduvalaria  Double-fringed Emerald, Chlorocoma dichloraria  Lacy Emerald, Eucyclodes insperata  Two-lined Euloxia, Euloxia meandraria  Euloxia leucochorda  Mixochroa gratiosata  Tasmanian Splendid Ghost Moth, Aenetus moorei  Highland Splendid Ghost Moth, Aenetus ombraloma  Green-blotched Moth, Cosmodes elegans cf. Salma marmorea

Blues
cf. Stigmella sp. (Nepticulidae)   

Yellow browns
Loop-line Bark Moth, Ectropis bispinaria Chloroclystis sp. #1 Reddish Wave, Scopula rubraria    Hednota relatalis Hednota pedionoma  cf. Two-streaked Armyworm, Leucania exarans cf. Two-streaked Armyworm, Leucania exarans Hellula hydralis, Cabbage Centre Grub   Brown House Moth, Hofmannophila pseudospretella  Oecophorinae.   Opsitycha squalidella  Yponomeutidae ermine moth Zelleria Australia   Autumn Gum Moth, Mnesampela privata  Small Point-moth, Planolocha obliquata  Tortricopsis uncinella  Udea hyalistis  Musotima nitidalis.  Light Brown Apple Moth, Epiphyas postvittana Subfurcatana schematica J Duggan01 m   

Light reddish browns
  Striated Bark Moth, Euphronarcha luxaria  IMG 2005IMG 3317      Red-spotted Delicate, Epicyme rubropunctaria   Reddish Wave, Scopula rubraria  Pomaderris Moth, Casbia melanops  Red Casbia, Casbia oenias  Lemon Gum Moth, Plesanemma fucata  Garrha pudica  Line-marked Moth, Neumichtis signata  Straight-winged Bracken Moth, Idiodes siculoides Garrha ocellifera Orthaga thyrisalis Heath Fraus, Fraus pteromela    Elegant Tuft-moth, Nola tholera  Four-spot Cape-moth, Androchela milvaria Dry-country Line-moth, Dysbatus singularis   Hook-winged Carpet, Anachloris uncinata   IMG 0947 Black-blotched Grey, Cerura melanoglypta (male) (Geometrinae) Pauper Carpet, Acodia pauper  Pauper Carpet, Acodia pauper  Pink Arhodia, Arhodia lasiocamparia  Pomaderris Moth, Casbia melanops  White-spotted Snout Moth, Opsirhina albigutta (female)   Wattle Snout Moth, Pararguda nasuta  Wedged Rhapsa, Rhapsa suscitatalis  Bracken Moth, Idiodes apicata   Orange-grounded Delicate, Poecilasthena anthodes    Triangle Cape-moth, Amelora arotraea  cf. Oriental Fruit Moth, Grapholita molesta  Bracken Moth, Idiodes apicata  White-spotted Carpet, Eccymatoge callizona  Varied Fraus, Fraus simulans  Light-tan Crest-moth, Fisera perplexata  Patched Leaf Moth, Monoctenia falenaria  Dry-country Oxycanus, Oxycanus rufescens  Euchaetis parthenopa  Red-spotted Delicate, Epicyme rubropunctaria  Finely-marked Carpet, Chrysolarentia microcyma  Autumn Gum Moth, Mnesampela privata   Rounded Rhapsa, Rhapsa eretmophora Wattle Snout Moth, Pararguda nasuta  Tortricopsis euryphanella    Forest Geometrid, Conosara castanea   Coprosma Hawk Moth, Hippotion scrofa  Pond Moth, Hygraula nitens  Finely-streaked Crest-moth, Palleopa innotata  cf. Crambidae  Chestnut-veined Crest-moth, Paralaea porphyrinaria 

Red browns
Tawny Bark Moth, Ectropis calida     Serrated Crest-moth, Nisista serrata  Black Cutworm, Agrotis ipsilon Endotricha sp. Strepsicrates infensa J Duggan02 m IMG 5992  Pale-bordered Cape-moth, Authaemon stenonipha IMG 9351 2   Carposina neurophorella Boxed Carpet, Chrysolarentia interruptata   Lucid Carpet, Chrysolarentia lucidulata  Large Radiating Carpet, Chrysolarentia polycarpa  Vicissata Moth, Chrysolarentia vicissata    Subidaria Moth, Epyaxa subidaria Arrow Cape-moth, Amelora acontistica Ioptera aristogona  Wedge Footman, Calamidia hirta (male)  Eulechria callidesma IMG 6913   Eutorna eurygramma Hednota bivittella Hednota Pyralidae  Radiating Geometrid, Rhynchopsota delogramma  Mustard Ghost Moth, Abantiades hyalinatus   Anthela ferruginosa, Rusty Anthelid  Common Anthelid, Anthela acuta Black-edged Geometrid, Cycloprorodes melanoxysta (Ennominae: Nacophorini)   Two-coloured Notodontid, Sorama bicolor  Armyworm, Dasygaster ligniplena .Neumichtis iorrhoa Electric Moth, Heliomystis electrica (Geometrinae: Geometrini)    Chevron Cutworm, Diarsia intermixta  Brown Praxis, Praxis porphyretica  Tasmanian Oxycanus, Oxycanus sphragidias Tasmanian Oxycanus, Oxycanus sphragidias White-spotted Snout Moth, Opsirhina albigutta (male)

Metallic Sheen
Hoplophanes sp. (Heliozelidae). Pseliastis sp. (Heliozelidae)  Pseliastis sp. (Heliozelidae)            Australia moth Glyphipterigidae Glyphipterix chrysoplanetis   Nemophora sparsella (Adelidae)  cf. Stigmella sp. (Nepticulidae)  Nemophora topazias (Adelidae).  Clover Case-bearer Moth, Coleophora alcyonipennella    

Darker browns
Notoreas aethalopa   Aeolochroma unitaria  Tasmanian Carpet, Chrysolarentia bertha  Aponotoreas cheimatobiata   Eulechria callidesma  Forest Geometrid, Conosara castanea Phylomictis maligna   Gnathifera eurybias (Epermeniidae: Ochromolopinae)  IMG 7230  Rounded Rhapsa, Rhapsa eretmophora   IMG 0960 Bogong Moth, Agrotis infusa  Wave-lined Geometrid, Gastrina cristaria  Rusty Geometrid, Apodasmia rufonigraria  Diatenes aglossoides  Catoryctis subnexella  IMG 5204  White-shouldered House Moth, Endrosis sarcitrella  Asterivora sp.  Psychidae Lepidoscia Australia Asthenoptycha cf. sphaltica  Asterivora sp.  Small Thistle Moth, Tebenna micalis  Dirce lunaris  Dirce oriplancta Green and Brown Carpet, Chloroclystis catastreptes  Winter Carpet, Larentia apotoma Green Cutworm, Neumichtis cf. spumigeraEastern Black Tabby, Diplopseustis perieresalis Pyralinae Endotricha Australia IMG 0839  Double-toothed Carpet, Microdes diplodonta  Radiating Geometrid, Rhynchopsota delogramma  Delicate Jeana, Jeana delicatula  Lucid Carpet, Chrysolarentia lucidulata  White-barred Heath Moth, Dichromodes stilbiata  Variable Halone, Halone sejuncta  Epiphyas xylodes  Broad-banded Carpet, Chrysolarentia conifasciata  Marsk Carpet, Melitulias graphicata  Ceremonial Heath Moth, Dichromodes confluaria Large Radiating Carpet, Chrysolarentia polycarpa  Vicissata Moth, Chrysolarentia vicissata  Broad-barred Carpet, Xanthorhoe percrassata Nacoleia rhoeoalis  IMG 5271 cf. Barea sp.  White-patch Bark Moth, Scioglyptis lyciaria  Orthiastis hyperocha   IMG 6101  Australia moth Glyphipterigidae Glyphipterix chrysoplanetis   Palimmeces poecilella   Macrobathra chrysotoxa       Nemophora topazias (Adelidae)  Acroceuthes metaxanthana      .   Taggs' Crest-moth, Paralaea taggorum    Spotted Clear-winged Snout Moth, Genduara punctigera  Fasciated Porela, Porela subfasciata  Labyrinthine Ghost Moth, Abantiades labryinthicus     Bardi Ghost Moth, Trictena atripalpis  Late Oxycanus, Oxycanus antipoda  Granny Moth, Dasypodia selenophora Double-toothed Carpet, Microdes diplodonta  Painted Acacia Moth, Orgyia anartoides (male)  Well-marked Armyworm, 'Mamestra' dictyota Long-marked Noctuid, Proteuxoa bistrigula  Brown Cutworm, Agrotis munda  Pale-banded Noctuid, Proteuxoa tortisigna      Winter Carpet, Larentia apotoma  Winter Carpet, Larentia apotoma Tree Lucerne Moth, Uresiphita ornithopteralis  Tree Lucerne Moth, Uresiphita ornithopteralis  Mecynata Moth, Chrysolarentia mecynata.  Pale-banded Noctuid, Proteuxoa tortisigna.  Brown Corbie, Oncopera rufobrunnea. Leptozestis sp.  

Grey browns
  Showy Geometrid, Niceteria macrocosma Lorne Carpet, Chrysolarentia epicteta Yellow-headed Heath Moth, Antasia flavicapitata   cf. Strepsicrates ejectana Green Garden Looper, Chrysodeixis eriosoma  .Glaucocharis dilatella IMG 0691  Heath Bark Moth, Syneora excursaria .Tasmanian Oxycanus, Oxycanus sphragidias  Dark-patch Carpet, Xanthorhoe anaspila.  Pauper Carpet, Acodia pauper IMG 5609  Gum Leaf Skeletoniser, Uraba lugens. IMG 6445 Epitymbia scotinopa   Scoparia plagiotis   Pedois lewinella  Barea cf. exarcha Forked Pasture-moth, Ciampa arietaria Carposina latebrosa  Black-lined Carpet, Chrysolarentia plagiocausta   IMG 5606  Common Bark Moth, Ectropis excursaria  Varied Fraus, Fraus simulans Green-blotched Moth, Cosmodes elegans    Triple-pointed Cape-moth, Furcatrox australis  Eye-spot Anthelid, Anthela ocellata Filata Moth, Chloroclystis filata    White-patch Bark Moth, Scioglyptis lyciaria.  Vicissata Moth, Chrysolarentia vicissata   Acute Point-moth, Azelina biplaga  Dolabrossa suffusa  Long-nosed Geometrid, Mictodoca toxeuta  Dark Grey Carpet, Microdes squamulata  Crescent-tipped Geometrid, Drymoptila temenitis  Casuarina Moth, Pernattia pusilla  Black-patch Carpet, Microdes melanocaustaPome Looper, Chloroclystis testulata  IMG 2693 2 

Light greys
   Tawhitia pentadactylus    Tasmanian Crest-moth, Paralaea tasmanica  Eulechria capsellata        IMG 5988 1  Hermenias rivulifera  Tan-spotted Grey, Pingasa cinerea IMG 5600  Red-lined Looper Moth, Crypsiphona ocultaria  Grey-patch Bark Moth, Scioglyptis chionomera (female)  Thick-lined Bark Moth, Didymoctenia exsuperata  Light Grey Bark Moth, Scioglyptis loxographa  Ringed Bark Moth, Ectropis fractaria   Ceromitia sp. (Adelidae)     Pedois lewinella   Late Scale-moth, Mataeomera mesotaenia  Loop-line Bark Moth, Ectropis bispinaria Forest Bark Moth, Syneora mundifera  Crossed Tuft-moth, Nola crucigeraPyralidae  Distorted Carpet, Microdes villosata  Ectopatria sp. cf. Strepsicrates ejectana IMG 6407 Clearly-marked Tuft-moth, Nola delograpta  White-point Crest-moth, Chlenias ochrocrana (female)   Boisduval's Autumn Moth, Oenosandra boisduvalii (male)  Heteromicta pachytera J Duggan02 m Cycota Tuft-moth, Nola cycota .  Black-lined Tuft-moth, Nola melanogramma   Unplaced Geometrinae species, melanoglypta  Stibaroma sp. (1)  Stibaroma sp. (1) Wilson's Grey, Cyneoterpna wilsoni  Scoparia nr. philonephes  IMG 0966  Plain Tuft-moth, Nola pleurosema Nola sp. Orange Fruit Borer, Isotenes miserana   Ericrypsina chorodoxa  White-winged Wedge-moth, Capusa cuculloides Leptogeneia bicristata    Streaked Snout, Meyrickella ruptellus  Philobota atmobola  Anthelidae Anthela  Ribbed Wine Moth, Oenochroma vetustaria (male)  Omega Heath Moth, Dichromodes euscia  cf. Nearcha sp.  Fine-waved Bark Moth, Psilosticha absorpta  Tasmanian Red-lined Looper Moth, Crypsiphona tasmanica      Southern Grey, Hypobapta percomptaria

Darker greys
Pome Looper, Chloroclystis testulata  Apple Looper, Phrissogonus laticostata Lichenaula onychotypa   IMG 5049  White-patch Bark Moth, Scioglyptis lyciaria  Philobota moestella Strepsicrates infensa J Duggan03 m DSCF0481  Ericrypsina chorodoxa  IMG 3562    Cadra sp. reared form larva found in rice   Chlenias banksiaria Group  cf. Chlenias sp. Agriophara cf. confertella   . Tobacco Looper, Chrysodeixis argentifera  Labyrinthine Ghost Moth, Abantiades labryinthicus   Australia moth Glyphipterigidae Glyphipterix       IMG 2693 2  Notoreas aethalopa    Leistomorpha brontoscopa    Funeral Carpet, Horisme mortuata  Arched Casbia, Casbia tetramera  Rufous Snout Moth, Pararguda rufescens  Two-ribbed Arctiid, Palaeosia bicosta  White-spotted Carpet, Eccymatoge callizona  Procrena Footman, Damias procrena  Pasture Day Moth, Apina callisto  Hobart Notodontid, Hobartina amblyiodes  Hylaeora sp. Great Rough-head, Hylaeora caustropis  Australian Cabbage Looper, Chrysodeixis subsidens  Ribbed Wine Moth, Oenochroma vetustaria (female) Neola semiaurata J Duggan02 m Aedia arctipennis  Green Cutworm, Neumichtis cf. spumigera  Heliothela sp. Barea melanodelta E McD01b m Grease Moth or Large Tabby, Aglossa pinguinalis Holocola sp.  Tanaoctena pygmaeodes Scolioplecta comptana  White-patch Bark Moth, Scioglyptis lyciaria  Zyganisus fulvicollis  Gum Leaf Skeletoniser, Uraba lugens  Black-barred Carpet, Xanthorhoe anthracinata  Spectrotrota fimbrialis  Banksia Moth, Psalidostetha banksiae  Salma ebenina    

Blacks
Pasture Day Moth, Apina callisto Broad-banded Carpet, Chrysolarentia conifasciata  Ceremonial Heath Moth, Dichromodes confluaria  Parapoynx euryscia   Black and White Tiger Moth, Spilosoma glatignyi  Green Mosaic Geometrid, Archephanes zalosema (Ennominae: Nacophorini) Scoparia exibitalis IMG 7223  Serpentine Moth, Dinophalus serpentaria  Cosmaresta niphias  IMG 8742     Limnaecia camptosema  Technitis campylosticha    White-point Crest-moth, Chlenias ochrocrana (male)  Eudonia epicryma  Variable Cutworm, Agrotis porphyricollis Capua intractana  Mottled Epicoma, Epicoma pontificalis  Striped Cape-moth, Amelora leucaniata  cf. Aproaerema simplexella Diamond Back or Cabbage Moth, Plutella xylostella Monopis cf. ethelella   Magpie or Senecio Moth, Nyctemera amicus  Yellow-banded Day-moth, Eutrichopidia latinus      Grapevine Moth,  Phalaenoides glycinae   Heliothela sp.  Spotted Lichen Moth, Asura cervicalis (male)  Whistling Moth, Hecatesia fenestrata  Doubleday's Footman, Castulo doubledayi.  Red Footman, Scoliacma bicolora  IMG 5305  Salma ebenina  Black-barred Carpet, Xanthorhoe anthracinata Black geometrid, Melanodes anthracitaria       Bondia nigella  Lecithocera terrigena