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Pyralid or Snout Moth (Pyralidae & Crambidae)Spectrotrota fimbrialis

A Pyralid moth at Hughes Garran Woodland

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Spectrotrota fimbrialis at Hughes Garran Woodland - 20 Jan 2019
Spectrotrota fimbrialis at Hughes Garran Woodland - 20 Jan 2019
Spectrotrota fimbrialis at Hughes Garran Woodland - 20 Jan 2019

Identification history

Pyralid or Snout Moth (Pyralidae & Crambidae) Spectrotrota fimbrialis 15 Mar 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Pyralid or Snout Moth (Pyralidae & Crambidae) Spectrotrota fimbrialis 21 Jan 2019 donhe
Unidentified 21 Jan 2019 ruthkerruish

Author's notes

Caterpillar was hiding in a web of eaten leaves leaving new shoots bare of leaves.

3 comments

donhe wrote:
   21 Jan 2019
Beautiful photo.
The only one I know vaguely like that is Hyblaea puera, see
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/hybl/puera.html
but that is in a tropical family.
It's relative Hyblaea ibidias is known down to Taree, see
http://www.lepbarcoding.org/australia/species.php?region=1&id=69357
with a larva that has been found on Pandorea jasminoides, BIGNONIACEAE,
but I do not know what it's larva is like, and whether it would eat MYRTACEAE.
donhe wrote:
   21 Jan 2019
Ah-ha: found better matches: Epipaschiinae, like Salma pyrastis
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/pyra/pyrastis.html
and especially Spectrotrota fimbrialis
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/pyra/fimbrialis.html
   22 Jan 2019
Web moths (Pyralidae) can be serious pests of Myrtaceae, especially narrow-leaved species such as Astartea, Kunzea, Leptospermum. also of some Proteaceae such as Acacia, Indigofera. The host range of each species is often not precisely known.

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Nearby Sightings

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Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 17 Oct 2019 Blattodea sp. (order) (TBC) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 17 Oct 2019 Pycnoporus coccineus (Scarlet Bracket) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 1 May 2019 Eragrostis cilianensis (Stinkgrass) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 5 Apr 2019 Polytelis swainsonii (Superb Parrot) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 5 Mar 2019 Polytelis swainsonii (Superb Parrot) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 23 Feb 2019 Tragopogon dubius (Goatsbeard) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 4 Feb 2019 Sonchus oleraceus (Common Sowthistle) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 4 Feb 2019 Eucalyptus nicholii (Narrow-leaved Black Peppermint) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 24 Jan 2019 Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 13 Jan 2019 Polyporus arcularius at Hughes Garran Woodland - 16 Dec 2018 Callistemon sieberi (River Bottlebrush) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 16 Dec 2018 Acacia genistifolia (Early Wattle) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 16 Dec 2018 Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 3 Dec 2018 Threskiornis molucca (Australian White Ibis) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 26 Nov 2018 Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 26 Nov 2018 Galium aparine (Goosegrass, Cleavers) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 24 Nov 2018 Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 13 Oct 2018 Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 13 Oct 2018 Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 6 Oct 2018 Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 20 Sep 2018 Cardiaspina tenuitela (Yellow box lace lerp) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 10 Sep 2018 Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 6 Jul 2018 Unidentified Fungus (TBC) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 19 Jun 2018 Acacia genistifolia (Early Wattle) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 30 May 2018 Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 12 Apr 2018 Microlaena stipoides (Weeping Grass) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 20 Mar 2018 Pseudococcidae sp. (family) (A mealybug) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 13 Mar 2018 Tragopogon dubius (Goatsbeard) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 10 Mar 2018 Myrmecia nigriceps (Black-headed bull ant) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 11 Dec 2017 Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 11 Dec 2017 Cystiphora schmidti (Chondrilla gall midge) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 5 Dec 2017 Kunzea ericoides (Burgan) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 28 Nov 2017 Chondrilla juncea (Skeleton Weed) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 7 Nov 2017 Kunzea parvifolia (Violet kunzea) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 15 Oct 2017 Daviesia mimosoides subsp. mimosoides at Hughes Garran Woodland - 9 Oct 2017 Vinca major (Greater Periwinkle) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 12 Sep 2017 Ipheion uniflorum (Spring Star-flower) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 9 Sep 2017 Columba livia (Rock Dove) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 31 Aug 2017 Acacia gunnii (Ploughshare Wattle) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 8 Aug 2017 Hydrocotyle laxiflora (Stinking Pennywort) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 10 Jul 2017 Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort Plantain) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 18 Jun 2017 Acacia genistifolia (Early Wattle) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 18 Jun 2017 Lepidium africanum at Hughes Garran Woodland - 10 Jun 2017 Eucalyptus nicholii (Narrow-leaved Black Peppermint) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 25 May 2017 Asparagus officinalis (Asparagus) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 11 May 2017 Eucalyptus mannifera subsp. mannifera (Brittle Gum) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 11 May 2017 Eucalyptus globulus subsp. bicostata (Southern Blue Gum, Eurabbie) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 9 May 2017 Indigofera adesmiifolia (Tick Indigo) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 4 May 2017 Oxalis sp. (Wood Sorrel) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 3 May 2017 Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 3 May 2017 Austrostipa scabra (Corkscrew Grass) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 20 Apr 2017 Robinia pseudoacacia (False Acacia or Black Locust) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 9 Apr 2017 Funaria hygrometrica (A water moss) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 8 Apr 2017 Uromycladium sp. (A gall forming rust fungus) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 4 Apr 2017 Vittadinia cuneata var. cuneata (Fuzzy New Holland Daisy) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 1 Apr 2017 Cassinia quinquefaria (Cassinia) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 25 Mar 2017 Juncus filicaulis (Pinrush) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 1 Mar 2017 Desmodium varians (Slender Tick-trefoil) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 1 Mar 2017 Carex inversa (Knob Sedge) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 12 Oct 2016 Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 31 Aug 2016 Leptospermum sp. (Tea tree) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 18 Jun 2016 Chondrilla juncea (Skeleton Weed) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 31 Jan 2016 Aceria chondrillae (Chondrilla gall mite, Skeletonweed gall mite) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 31 Jan 2016 Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort Plantain) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 7 Jan 2016 Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 4 Oct 2015 Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 12 Sep 2015 Litoria caerulea (Green Tree Frog) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 23 Apr 2015 Petaurus breviceps (Sugar Glider) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 31 Aug 2014
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 17 Oct 2019
Blattodea sp. (order) (TBC) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 17 Oct 2019
Pycnoporus coccineus (Scarlet Bracket) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 1 May 2019
Eragrostis cilianensis (Stinkgrass) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 5 Apr 2019
Polytelis swainsonii (Superb Parrot) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 5 Mar 2019
Polytelis swainsonii (Superb Parrot) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 23 Feb 2019
Tragopogon dubius (Goatsbeard) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 4 Feb 2019
Sonchus oleraceus (Common Sowthistle) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 4 Feb 2019
Eucalyptus nicholii (Narrow-leaved Black Peppermint) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 24 Jan 2019
Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 13 Jan 2019
Polyporus arcularius at Hughes Garran Woodland - 16 Dec 2018
Callistemon sieberi (River Bottlebrush) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 16 Dec 2018
Acacia genistifolia (Early Wattle) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 16 Dec 2018
Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 3 Dec 2018
Threskiornis molucca (Australian White Ibis) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 26 Nov 2018
Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 26 Nov 2018
Galium aparine (Goosegrass, Cleavers) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 24 Nov 2018
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 13 Oct 2018
Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 13 Oct 2018
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 6 Oct 2018
Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 20 Sep 2018
Cardiaspina tenuitela (Yellow box lace lerp) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 10 Sep 2018
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 6 Jul 2018
Unidentified Fungus (TBC) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 19 Jun 2018
Acacia genistifolia (Early Wattle) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 30 May 2018
Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 12 Apr 2018
Microlaena stipoides (Weeping Grass) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 20 Mar 2018
Pseudococcidae sp. (family) (A mealybug) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 13 Mar 2018
Tragopogon dubius (Goatsbeard) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 10 Mar 2018
Myrmecia nigriceps (Black-headed bull ant) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 11 Dec 2017
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 11 Dec 2017
Cystiphora schmidti (Chondrilla gall midge) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 5 Dec 2017
Kunzea ericoides (Burgan) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 28 Nov 2017
Chondrilla juncea (Skeleton Weed) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 7 Nov 2017
Kunzea parvifolia (Violet kunzea) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 15 Oct 2017
Daviesia mimosoides subsp. mimosoides at Hughes Garran Woodland - 9 Oct 2017
Vinca major (Greater Periwinkle) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 12 Sep 2017
Ipheion uniflorum (Spring Star-flower) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 9 Sep 2017
Columba livia (Rock Dove) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 31 Aug 2017
Acacia gunnii (Ploughshare Wattle) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 8 Aug 2017
Hydrocotyle laxiflora (Stinking Pennywort) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 10 Jul 2017
Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort Plantain) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 18 Jun 2017
Acacia genistifolia (Early Wattle) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 18 Jun 2017
Lepidium africanum at Hughes Garran Woodland - 10 Jun 2017
Eucalyptus nicholii (Narrow-leaved Black Peppermint) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 25 May 2017
Asparagus officinalis (Asparagus) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 11 May 2017
Eucalyptus mannifera subsp. mannifera (Brittle Gum) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 11 May 2017
Eucalyptus globulus subsp. bicostata (Southern Blue Gum, Eurabbie) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 9 May 2017
Indigofera adesmiifolia (Tick Indigo) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 4 May 2017
Oxalis sp. (Wood Sorrel) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 3 May 2017
Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 3 May 2017
Austrostipa scabra (Corkscrew Grass) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 20 Apr 2017
Robinia pseudoacacia (False Acacia or Black Locust) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 9 Apr 2017
Funaria hygrometrica (A water moss) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 8 Apr 2017
Uromycladium sp. (A gall forming rust fungus) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 4 Apr 2017
Vittadinia cuneata var. cuneata (Fuzzy New Holland Daisy) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 1 Apr 2017
Cassinia quinquefaria (Cassinia) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 25 Mar 2017
Juncus filicaulis (Pinrush) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 1 Mar 2017
Desmodium varians (Slender Tick-trefoil) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 1 Mar 2017
Carex inversa (Knob Sedge) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 12 Oct 2016
Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 31 Aug 2016
Leptospermum sp. (Tea tree) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 18 Jun 2016
Chondrilla juncea (Skeleton Weed) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 31 Jan 2016
Aceria chondrillae (Chondrilla gall mite, Skeletonweed gall mite) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 31 Jan 2016
Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort Plantain) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 7 Jan 2016
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 4 Oct 2015
Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 12 Sep 2015
Litoria caerulea (Green Tree Frog) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 23 Apr 2015
Petaurus breviceps (Sugar Glider) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 31 Aug 2014

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