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Thomo1
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« on: (31 Mar 2011) Thu 01:07 AM »

I am a newbie to this,so please bear with me.
Today 30th March I saw a fawn coloured moth with very bright yellow slashes on its folded wings.
These stood out and seemed reflective in colour with a sheen appearence. I cannot locate any photos of it online anywhere
I saw this in Hamilton.
Any help?
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« Reply #1 on: (31 Mar 2011) Thu 10:19 AM »

Hi,
Welcome to Discuss.nzButterfly.info.

I suspect you saw a Soya bean moth primarily (pictured below) as their gold patch is large, reflective & very pretty. Another possiblity is the Silver-Y (also pictured below).

Both of these moths are nationwide & where introduced. They are both considered a agricultul pest as they eat many different vegetables, esp the Soya bean moth.

If they don't match what you saw, then let us know.

Robert.


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* Silver Y.jpg (137.19 KB, 420x610 - viewed 109 times.)
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« Reply #2 on: (31 Mar 2011) Thu 05:48 PM »

Robert,
yes the soyabean moth is pretty close to what I saw.
I had never seen one before.
very catching to the eye.
Thanks for that,
cheers
Thomo
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