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Geometer moth (Geometridae)Chlenias nodosus

A geometer moth at Ainslie, ACT

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Chlenias nodosus at Ainslie, ACT - 21 May 2018
Chlenias nodosus at Ainslie, ACT - 21 May 2018

Identification history

Geometer moth (Geometridae) Chlenias nodosus 14 Nov 2018 donhe
Geometer moth (Geometridae) Chlenias nodosus 14 Nov 2018 ibaird532
Unidentified 8 Nov 2018 jbromilow50369

8 comments

donhe wrote:
   8 Nov 2018
size?
jbromilow50369 wrote:
   8 Nov 2018
About 25mm
ibaird532 wrote:
   8 Nov 2018
I'm not sure that this is N. pleurosema because the head shape seems to be different (not blunt looking) and the base of the antennae are not visible as they are in all the images of this species that I can see on the ALA and LBH.
donhe wrote:
   9 Nov 2018
Yes: I am not convinced of the ID as Nola pleurosema.
Turner describes Nola pleurosema as having a dark mark along the forewing costa, and this specimen just has three dark costal spots. But to me the forewing tips of this specimen look a little too pointed for it to be a species in Epipaschiinae, in which there are another bunch of grey moths with streaky forewing patterns.
Also Nola pleurosema has a wingspan of about 2 cms, which is a bit smaller than this specimen.
ibaird532 wrote:
   Yesterday
How about a female Chlenias nodosus? Its faint, but I think I can see the y shaped venation in the forewing
   Yesterday
I've only just realised the report is from May. I think it's a female of the usual C. banksiaria.
ibaird532 wrote:
   Yesterday
If the timing of the observation in May may be regarded as definitive for C. banksiaria I would be happy to go with that, although I would be hard pressed, given the variation visible, to distinguish between a C. banksiaria female from a C. nodosus female on appearance alone. However I note that this specimen seems to lack the strong bold black line nearer the trailing edge of the forewing which is visible on at least two of the images of C. banksiaria females which can be seen on Bold Systems 4. Identified images of C. nodosus on BS4 seem to lack this bold line. I also note that the authors of MoV (Part 5) define the "'C. banksiaria group'' as including the species C. nodosus.
   Yesterday
I wasn't trying to say May distinguishes banksiaria and nodosus, they both fly then and not now. I had been thinking the report was of a spring moth. The females of these two sp are indeed similar. I'll compare them at ANIC.

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Orthorhinus klugii (TBC) at Ainslie, ACT - 14 Nov 2018
Unidentified Orb-weaving spider (several families) (TBC) at Ainslie, ACT - 13 Nov 2018
Spilostethus pandurus at Ainslie, ACT - 9 Nov 2018
Bibio imitator (TBC) at Ainslie, ACT - 7 Nov 2018
Dithalama cosmospila at Ainslie, ACT - 5 Nov 2018
Mythimna convecta at Ainslie, ACT - 4 Nov 2018
Harmonia conformis at Ainslie, ACT - 4 Nov 2018
Poecilometis strigatus at Ainslie, ACT - 3 Nov 2018
Homotrysis lugubris at Ainslie, ACT - 3 Nov 2018
Cydnidae sp. (family)#cnm1 at Ainslie, ACT - 3 Nov 2018
Harmonia conformis at Ainslie, ACT - 2 Nov 2018
Pterohelaeus striatopunctatus at Ainslie, ACT - 2 Nov 2018
Platybrachys decemmacula at Ainslie, ACT - 2 Nov 2018
Neosparassus calligaster at Ainslie, ACT - 1 Nov 2018
Xanthogaleruca luteola at Ainslie, ACT - 1 Nov 2018
Eunatalis sp. at Ainslie, ACT - 1 Nov 2018
Opisthoncus grassator at Ainslie, ACT - 1 Nov 2018
Simosyrphus grandicornis at Ainslie, ACT - 1 Nov 2018
Hylaeus (Prosopisteron) littleri at Ainslie, ACT - 1 Nov 2018
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Calolampra sp. (genus) at Ainslie, ACT - 30 Oct 2018
Macrosiphum rosae (TBC) at Ainslie, ACT - 30 Oct 2018
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Halone coryphoea at Ainslie, ACT - 29 Oct 2018
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Hylaeus (Prosopisteron) littleri at Ainslie, ACT - 29 Oct 2018
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Homotrysis lugubris at Ainslie, ACT - 22 Oct 2018
Platybrachys decemmacula (TBC) at Ainslie, ACT - 22 Oct 2018
Thema macroscia at Ainslie, ACT - 22 Oct 2018
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Gonipterus sp. (genus) at Ainslie, ACT - 21 Oct 2018
Philobota lysizona at Ainslie, ACT - 21 Oct 2018
Harmonia conformis at Ainslie, ACT - 21 Oct 2018
Simosyrphus grandicornis at Ainslie, ACT - 21 Oct 2018
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Latrodectus hasselti at Ainslie, ACT - 20 Oct 2018
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Gonipterus sp. (genus) at Ainslie, ACT - 19 Oct 2018
Illeis galbula at Ainslie, ACT - 18 Oct 2018
Platybrachys sp. (genus) at Ainslie, ACT - 18 Oct 2018
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Uraba lugens at Ainslie, ACT - 17 Oct 2018
Acroceuthes metaxanthana at Ainslie, ACT - 17 Oct 2018
Phalaenoides glycinae at Ainslie, ACT - 17 Oct 2018
Oxyopes sp. (genus) at Ainslie, ACT - 17 Oct 2018
Calliphora stygia at Ainslie, ACT - 17 Oct 2018
Sandava scitisignata at Ainslie, ACT - 16 Oct 2018
Faveria tritalis at Ainslie, ACT - 16 Oct 2018
Conoderus sp. (genus) at Ainslie, ACT - 16 Oct 2018
Molytria sp. (genus) at Ainslie, ACT - 16 Oct 2018
Ellipsidion australe at Ainslie, ACT - 16 Oct 2018
Paropsisterna cloelia at Ainslie, ACT - 16 Oct 2018
Liparetrus sp. (genus) at Ainslie, ACT - 16 Oct 2018
Ectinorhynchus sp. (Genus) at Ainslie, ACT - 16 Oct 2018
Tiliqua rugosa at Ainslie, ACT - 15 Oct 2018
Hypoblemum villosum at Ainslie, ACT - 15 Oct 2018
Barea sp. (genus) at Ainslie, ACT - 13 Oct 2018
Chrysomya sp. (genus) (TBC) at Ainslie, ACT - 13 Oct 2018
Badumna insignis at Ainslie, ACT - 12 Oct 2018
Exaireta spinigera at Ainslie, ACT - 11 Oct 2018
Philobota productella at Ainslie, ACT - 28 Sep 2018
Philobota physaula at Ainslie, ACT - 28 Sep 2018
Philobota mathmatica group grey species at Ainslie, ACT - 28 Sep 2018
Helicoverpa punctigera at Ainslie, ACT - 28 Sep 2018
Chironomidae sp. (family) at Ainslie, ACT - 28 Sep 2018
Conoderus sp. (genus) at Ainslie, ACT - 28 Sep 2018
Netelia sp. (genus) (TBC) at Ainslie, ACT - 28 Sep 2018
Celaenia sp. at Ainslie, ACT - 28 Sep 2018
Vanessa kershawi at Ainslie, ACT - 20 Sep 2018
Neosparassus sp. cnm1 (genus) (TBC) at Ainslie, ACT - 15 Sep 2018
Micromus tasmaniae at Ainslie, ACT - 14 Sep 2018
Holoplatys sp. (genus) (TBC) at Ainslie, ACT - 21 Aug 2018
Oxyopes sp. (genus) at Ainslie, ACT - 12 Jun 2018
Pachycephala pectoralis at Ainslie, ACT - 11 Jun 2018
Poecilometis sp. (genus) at Ainslie, ACT - 9 Jun 2018
Bobilla sp. (genus) at Ainslie, ACT - 9 Jun 2018
Latrodectus hasselti at Ainslie, ACT - 8 Jun 2018
Trichosurus vulpecula at Ainslie, ACT - 3 Jun 2018
Catacometes phanozona (TBC) at Ainslie, ACT - 1 Jun 2018
Australomimetus sp. (genus) at Ainslie, ACT - 21 May 2018
Ectropis excursaria at Ainslie, ACT - 20 May 2018
Barea sp. (genus) at Ainslie, ACT - 20 May 2018
Lycosidae sp. (family) at Ainslie, ACT - 18 May 2018
Dieuches maculicollis at Ainslie, ACT - 18 May 2018
Oxyopes sp. (genus) at Ainslie, ACT - 18 May 2018
Lucilia cuprina at Ainslie, ACT - 15 May 2018
Salticidae sp. (family) (TBC) at Ainslie, ACT - 11 May 2018
Pholcus phalangioides at Ainslie, ACT - 8 May 2018
Christinus marmoratus at Ainslie, ACT - 30 Apr 2018
Micromus tasmaniae at Ainslie, ACT - 19 Apr 2018
Platyptilia emissalis at Ainslie, ACT - 19 Apr 2018
Scopula rubraria at Ainslie, ACT - 18 Apr 2018
Pterygophorus sp. (genus) at Ainslie, ACT - 18 Apr 2018
Nezara viridula at Ainslie, ACT - 16 Apr 2018
Unidentified True fly (Diptera) (TBC) at Ainslie, ACT - 16 Apr 2018
Scarabaeidae sp. (family) at Ainslie, ACT - 13 Apr 2018
Mallada sp. (genus) at Ainslie, ACT - 12 Apr 2018
Neosparassus calligaster at Ainslie, ACT - 12 Apr 2018

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