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Emperor moth (Saturniidae)Opodiphthera eucalypti

Emperor Gum Moth at Burra, NSW

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Opodiphthera eucalypti at Burra, NSW - 31 Dec 2016
Opodiphthera eucalypti at Burra, NSW - 31 Dec 2016
Opodiphthera eucalypti at Burra, NSW - 31 Dec 2016
Opodiphthera eucalypti at Burra, NSW - 31 Dec 2016
Opodiphthera eucalypti at Burra, NSW - 31 Dec 2016

Identification history

Emperor moth (Saturniidae) Opodiphthera eucalypti 4 Jan 2017 MichaelMulvaney
Emperor moth (Saturniidae) Opodiphthera eucalypti 31 Dec 2016 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 31 Dec 2016 Safarigirl

3 comments

   31 Dec 2016
Looks like the caterpillar of an emperor moth
   31 Dec 2016
Definitely O. eucalypti or O. Helena. From memory I think it's Helena.
   4 Jan 2017
Decided on O. eucalypti after discussion with Glen

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Nearby Sightings

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Cassinia longifolia (Shiny Cassinia, Cauliflower Bush) at Burra, NSW - 17 Feb 2019 Aristida ramosa (Purple Wire Grass) at Burra, NSW - 17 Feb 2019 Bossiaea buxifolia (Bush Pea) at Burra, NSW - 16 Feb 2019 Paralaea chionopasta (Montane Crest-moth) at Burra, NSW - 6 Nov 2017 Phalaenoides glycinae (Grapevine Moth) at Burra, NSW - 3 Oct 2017 Grimmia sp. (A moss) at Burra, NSW - 22 Apr 2017 Heterodea sp. (A lichen) at Burra, NSW - 22 Apr 2017 Usnea scabrida at Burra, NSW - 22 Apr 2017 Parmeliaceae (A lichen family) at Burra, NSW - 22 Apr 2017 Usnea sp. (Old man's beard) at Burra, NSW - 22 Apr 2017 Acacia dealbata (Silver Wattle) at Burra, NSW - 22 Apr 2017 Luzula densiflora (Woodrush) at Burra, NSW - 15 Apr 2017 Poecilometis strigatus (Gum Tree Shield Bug) at Burra, NSW - 15 Apr 2017 Lichenomphalia chromacea (Yellow navel) at Burra, NSW - 11 Apr 2017 Brachyscome sp. (A daisy) at Burra, NSW - 11 Apr 2017 Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Burra, NSW - 7 Apr 2017 Nephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at Burra, NSW - 7 Apr 2017 Argiope trifasciata (Banded orb weaver) at Burra, NSW - 7 Apr 2017 Coprinellus etc. (An Inkcap) at Burra, NSW - 5 Mar 2017 Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Burra, NSW - 11 Feb 2017 Dasypodia selenophora (Southern old lady moth) at Burra, NSW - 11 Feb 2017 Orthodera ministralis (Garden mantis) at Burra, NSW - 26 Jan 2017 Hippotion scrofa (Coprosma Hawk Moth) at Burra, NSW - 23 Jan 2017 Ctenomorpha marginipennis (Margined-winged Stick Insect) at Burra, NSW - 13 Jan 2017 Goniaea australasiae (Gumleaf grasshopper) at Burra, NSW - 9 Jan 2017 Limnodynastes dumerilii (Eastern Banjo Frog) at Burra, NSW - 8 Jan 2017 Chrysolopus spectabilis (Botany Bay Weevil) at Burra, NSW - 8 Jan 2017 Rytidosperma sp. (Wallaby Grass) at Burra, NSW - 1 Jan 2017 Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Burra, NSW - 1 Jan 2017 Coccinella transversalis (Transverse Ladybird) at Burra, NSW - 1 Jan 2017 Geometridae sp. (family) (Unidentified Geometer moths) at Burra, NSW - 1 Jan 2017 Persoonia rigida (Hairy geebung) at Burra, NSW - 6 Dec 2016 Carex appressa (Tall Sedge) at Burra, NSW - 6 Dec 2016 Simosyrphus grandicornis (Common hover fly) at Burra, NSW - 6 Dec 2016 Mycena sp. at Burra, NSW - 6 Dec 2016
Cassinia longifolia (Shiny Cassinia, Cauliflower Bush) at Burra, NSW - 17 Feb 2019
Aristida ramosa (Purple Wire Grass) at Burra, NSW - 17 Feb 2019
Bossiaea buxifolia (Bush Pea) at Burra, NSW - 16 Feb 2019
Paralaea chionopasta (Montane Crest-moth) at Burra, NSW - 6 Nov 2017
Phalaenoides glycinae (Grapevine Moth) at Burra, NSW - 3 Oct 2017
Grimmia sp. (A moss) at Burra, NSW - 22 Apr 2017
Heterodea sp. (A lichen) at Burra, NSW - 22 Apr 2017
Usnea scabrida at Burra, NSW - 22 Apr 2017
Parmeliaceae (A lichen family) at Burra, NSW - 22 Apr 2017
Usnea sp. (Old man's beard) at Burra, NSW - 22 Apr 2017
Acacia dealbata (Silver Wattle) at Burra, NSW - 22 Apr 2017
Luzula densiflora (Woodrush) at Burra, NSW - 15 Apr 2017
Poecilometis strigatus (Gum Tree Shield Bug) at Burra, NSW - 15 Apr 2017
Lichenomphalia chromacea (Yellow navel) at Burra, NSW - 11 Apr 2017
Brachyscome sp. (A daisy) at Burra, NSW - 11 Apr 2017
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Burra, NSW - 7 Apr 2017
Nephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at Burra, NSW - 7 Apr 2017
Argiope trifasciata (Banded orb weaver) at Burra, NSW - 7 Apr 2017
Coprinellus etc. (An Inkcap) at Burra, NSW - 5 Mar 2017
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Burra, NSW - 11 Feb 2017
Dasypodia selenophora (Southern old lady moth) at Burra, NSW - 11 Feb 2017
Orthodera ministralis (Garden mantis) at Burra, NSW - 26 Jan 2017
Hippotion scrofa (Coprosma Hawk Moth) at Burra, NSW - 23 Jan 2017
Ctenomorpha marginipennis (Margined-winged Stick Insect) at Burra, NSW - 13 Jan 2017
Goniaea australasiae (Gumleaf grasshopper) at Burra, NSW - 9 Jan 2017
Limnodynastes dumerilii (Eastern Banjo Frog) at Burra, NSW - 8 Jan 2017
Chrysolopus spectabilis (Botany Bay Weevil) at Burra, NSW - 8 Jan 2017
Rytidosperma sp. (Wallaby Grass) at Burra, NSW - 1 Jan 2017
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Burra, NSW - 1 Jan 2017
Coccinella transversalis (Transverse Ladybird) at Burra, NSW - 1 Jan 2017
Geometridae sp. (family) (Unidentified Geometer moths) at Burra, NSW - 1 Jan 2017
Persoonia rigida (Hairy geebung) at Burra, NSW - 6 Dec 2016
Carex appressa (Tall Sedge) at Burra, NSW - 6 Dec 2016
Simosyrphus grandicornis (Common hover fly) at Burra, NSW - 6 Dec 2016
Mycena sp. at Burra, NSW - 6 Dec 2016

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Location

Location information

  • Coordinates 149.231200-35.585410
  • Altitude 811.6m
  • Places Burra, NSW

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 31 Dec 2016 5:12 AM Recorded on
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