It was sheer good fortune I was able to photograph this Cossid late last night. I turned the porch light on as I went outside and this moth was straight in, hammering the fluorescent light. It took some time to settle long enough for me to take a couple of photos.
It was a soft grey colour with intricate patterning on the wings. There is also a hint of rust brown towards the base as well. As it was flying against the light, the wings looked lacey.
I'm going out on a limb and speculatively identify it as Endoxyla sp! :-)
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I will be watching for more Cossids from now on.
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