Other mothMacrobathra desmotoma

O'Connor, ACT

2 images

Macrobathra desmotoma at O'Connor, ACT - 18 Dec 2016
Macrobathra desmotoma at O'Connor, ACT - 18 Dec 2016
Macrobathra desmotoma at O'Connor, ACT - 18 Dec 2016

Identification history

Other moth Macrobathra desmotoma 22 Apr 2017 ibairdBulk Reporter - ibaird has reported over 100 sightings!Founding Explorer - ibaird joined us in 2014! Confirmed
Other moth Macrobathra desmotoma 21 Apr 2017 ibairdBulk Reporter - ibaird has reported over 100 sightings!Founding Explorer - ibaird joined us in 2014! Suggested
Unidentified 21 Dec 2016 ibairdBulk Reporter - ibaird has reported over 100 sightings!Founding Explorer - ibaird joined us in 2014! Pending ID

1 comment

ibairdBulk Reporter - ibaird has reported over 100 sightings!Founding Explorer - ibaird joined us in 2014! wrote:
   21 Apr 2017
The host plant for the caterpillars of this species is recorded as Green Wattle, Acacia decurrens.
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/cosm/desmotoma.html
A garden planted A. decurrens was growing within 5 m of where this moth was photographed

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Nearby sightings

No sightings found.

  • Coordinates 149.113297-35.259652
  • Altitude 596.7m

Sighting information

  • Macrobathra desmotoma Scientific name
  • Common name
  • O'Connor, ACT Location
  • 1 Abundance
  • ibaird Recorded by
  • 18 Dec 2016 Recorded on
  • Website Reported via
  • Notes:
    Small moth resting sideways on a Dodonaea viscosa leaf (garden plant)

Sensitivity key

  • Highly sensitive
  • Sensitive
  • Not sensitive

Conservation key

  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Rare Native
  • Local Native
  • Non-local Native
  • Exotic
  • Noxious Pest (Exotic)
  • Locally Extinct

Macrobathra desmotoma locations

Macrobathra desmotoma has been recorded at:

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