White Rush Moth

Tipanaea patulella Walker, 1863

The larvae are thought to bore into the stems of rushes the adults are white

How to identify Tipanaea patulella?

What habitats does Tipanaea patulella live in?

Amoungst grasses and rushes in particular those in the genus of Juncus

What is the distribution of Tipanaea patulella?

Across Australia it can commonly be found from Queensland to Tasmania

How big does Tipanaea patulella grow?

It has a wings span of around 30mm

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