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Noctuid moth (Noctuidae & Erebidae)Erebidae sp. (family)

Unidentified Erebid moth at Lake Burley Griffin West

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Erebidae sp. (family) at Lake Burley Griffin West - 6 Jan 2019
Erebidae sp. (family) at Lake Burley Griffin West - 6 Jan 2019

Identification history

Noctuid moth (Noctuidae & Erebidae) Erebidae sp. (family) 5 Feb 2019 donhe
Noctuid moth (Noctuidae & Erebidae) Erebidae sp. (family) 3 Feb 2019 michaelb
Geometer moth (Geometridae) Geometridae sp. (family) 7 Jan 2019 michaelb
Unidentified 6 Jan 2019 Speedsta

5 comments

donhe wrote:
   7 Jan 2019
The spacing between the prolegs and the claspers in this specimen is much greater than in most Geometridae., which generally sit on these 4 feet as a combined support. The body looks to me more like that of an Erebidae, but all the ones with reduced prolegs in that family, that I know of, still have 2 or 3 unatrophied pairs of prolegs.
michaelb wrote:
   8 Jan 2019
My suggestion of Geometridae was made with the sole intention of bringing the sighting to the attention of the moths people and was a rough guess.
donhe wrote:
   8 Jan 2019
Thanks, but sadly most Lepidoptera taxonomy has been done on adult insects, so identifying a larva is fraught, unless it can be taken into captivity to protect it from predators, and reared to obtain the adult.
ibaird wrote:
   3 Feb 2019
OK michaelb, I deleted my comment after thinking again how to do it. You beat me to it!
michaelb wrote:
   4 Feb 2019
Hi Ian
I saw the comment and decided to have a go, and afterward noticed the comment had disappeared !

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Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 6 Jan 2019 12:09 PM Recorded on
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