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Geometer moth (Geometridae)Geometridae sp. (family)

1 Unidentified Geometer moths at ANBG

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Geometridae sp. (family) at ANBG - 31 Jan 2019
Geometridae sp. (family) at ANBG - 31 Jan 2019
Geometridae sp. (family) at ANBG - 31 Jan 2019
Geometridae sp. (family) at ANBG - 31 Jan 2019
Geometridae sp. (family) at ANBG - 31 Jan 2019

Identification history

Geometer moth (Geometridae) Geometridae sp. (family) 25 Mar 2019 ibaird
Geometer moth (Geometridae) Geometridae sp. (family) 25 Mar 2019 donhe
Unidentified 3 Feb 2019 Tim L

Author's notes

The caterpillar was found attached to a piece of bark fallen from an adjacent tree. Thanks to Marcus Leach for the initial sighting.

3 comments

michaelb wrote:
   24 Mar 2019
A moth
donhe wrote:
   25 Mar 2019
Can you take it into protective custody, rear it to get a moth,
then take the moth back and release it where it came from
(taking a photo of the moth first)?
Tim L wrote:
   25 Mar 2019
Unfortunately, the sighting dates from 31st Jan 2019. I take the point however, and need to consider this for future sightings. Tim.

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Trombidiidae sp. (family) (Red velvet mite) at ANBG - 22 Mar 2019
Spectrotrota fimbrialis (A Pyralid moth) at ANBG - 22 Mar 2019
Austroscolia soror (Blue flower wasp, Black flower wasp) at ANBG - 20 Mar 2019
Polyrhachis ornata (Ornate spiny ant) at ANBG - 18 Mar 2019
Megachile (Eutricharaea) macularis (Leafcutter bee, Megachilid bee) at ANBG - 12 Mar 2019
Eurema smilax (Small grass-yellow) at ANBG - 12 Mar 2019
Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at ANBG - 10 Mar 2019
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Scolia (Discolia) verticalis (Yellow-headed hairy flower wasp) at ANBG - 10 Feb 2019
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Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at ANBG - 8 Feb 2019
Ocybadistes walkeri (Greenish Grass-dart) at ANBG - 5 Feb 2019
Zosterops lateralis (Silvereye) at ANBG - 1 Feb 2019
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at ANBG - 1 Feb 2019
Delias aganippe (Spotted Jezebel) at ANBG - 19 Jan 2019
Leioproctus (Leioproctus) irroratus (Yellow-shouldered Bee) at ANBG - 8 Jan 2019
Synthemis eustalacta (Swamp Tigertail) at ANBG - 30 Dec 2018
Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrike-thrush) at ANBG - 24 Dec 2018
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at ANBG - 21 Dec 2018
Ecnolagria grandis (Honeybrown beetle) at ANBG - 17 Dec 2018
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at ANBG - 17 Dec 2018
Rhipidura fuliginosa (Grey Fantail) at ANBG - 10 Dec 2018
Cicadettini sp. (tribe) (Cicada) at ANBG - 10 Dec 2018
Ptilocnemus lemur (Feathered leg assassin bug) at ANBG - 8 Dec 2018
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at ANBG - 7 Dec 2018
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at ANBG - 7 Dec 2018
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at ANBG - 7 Dec 2018
Castiarina sexplagiata (Six-spotted Castiarina jewel beetle) at ANBG - 3 Dec 2018
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at ANBG - 30 Nov 2018
Ichneumonidae sp. (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at ANBG - 30 Nov 2018
Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at ANBG - 30 Nov 2018
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 30 Nov 2018
Callibracon capitator (White Flank Black Braconid Wasp) at ANBG - 29 Nov 2018
Meriphus sp. (genus) (Flower Weevil) at ANBG - 29 Nov 2018
Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail) at ANBG - 27 Nov 2018
Johnrehnia sp. (genus) (A coachroach) at ANBG - 23 Nov 2018
Polyrhachis ornata (Ornate spiny ant) at ANBG - 22 Nov 2018

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Location

Location information

  • Coordinates 149.109564-35.273368
  • Defined Locations ANBG
  • Places Acton, ACT

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 31 Jan 2019 12:07 PM Recorded on
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