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Anthelid moth (Anthelidae)Chenuala heliaspis

Rose Anthelid at Namadgi National Park

2 images

Chenuala heliaspis at Namadgi National Park - 12 Feb 2018
Chenuala heliaspis at Namadgi National Park - 12 Feb 2018

Identification history

Anthelid moth (Anthelidae) Chenuala heliaspis 11 Aug 2018 ibaird
Anthelid moth (Anthelidae) Chenuala heliaspis 11 Aug 2018 donhe
Other moth Lasiocampidae sp. (family) 11 Aug 2018 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 17 Feb 2018 HarveyPerkins

Author's notes

this one was probably about 50 mm in length, the other was possibly as much as 65 mm.

7 comments

donhe wrote:
   17 Feb 2018
Any idea what they were feeding on?
   17 Feb 2018
Neither was feeding at the time. My recollection is that they were both sitting tight on bare drooping branchlets of an essentially dead small tree, I think posssibly a eucalypt, but I didn't pay much attention.
donhe wrote:
   17 Feb 2018
Some of the caterpillars of Lasicampidae are hairy like that, and have a pair of tufts behind the thorax and one on the tail, like
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/lasi/pusilla.html
   17 Feb 2018
My first thought at the time was Lasiocampidae, but I really don't know much about them.
donhe wrote:
   11 Aug 2018
The red hairy collar looks like Chenuala heliaspis which also has the dorsal chevron on each segment, and has variable colours.
ibaird wrote:
   11 Aug 2018
Yes, a good match with D Hobern's example on the ALA and one of the LBH images for this species.
   13 Aug 2018
Thanks Ian and Don

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Nearby Sightings

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Oreixenica latialis (Small Alpine Xenica) at Namadgi National Park - 17 Mar 2018 Amelora oritropha (Alpine Striped Cape-moth) at Namadgi National Park - 12 Feb 2018 Plebs bradleyi (Enamelled Spider) at Namadgi National Park - 12 Feb 2018 Scaptia sp. (genus) (March fly) at Namadgi National Park - 12 Feb 2018 Polyzosteria viridissima (Alpine Metallic Cockroach) at Namadgi National Park - 12 Feb 2018 Nearcha curtaria (An Oenochromine moth) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Dec 2017 Chrysolarentia nephodes (High-country Carpet) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Dec 2017
Oreixenica latialis (Small Alpine Xenica) at Namadgi National Park - 17 Mar 2018
Amelora oritropha (Alpine Striped Cape-moth) at Namadgi National Park - 12 Feb 2018
Plebs bradleyi (Enamelled Spider) at Namadgi National Park - 12 Feb 2018
Scaptia sp. (genus) (March fly) at Namadgi National Park - 12 Feb 2018
Polyzosteria viridissima (Alpine Metallic Cockroach) at Namadgi National Park - 12 Feb 2018
Nearcha curtaria (An Oenochromine moth) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Dec 2017
Chrysolarentia nephodes (High-country Carpet) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Dec 2017

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Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • 12 Feb 2018 11:56 AM Recorded on
  • HarveyPerkins Recorded by
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