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Geometer moth (Geometridae)Chlorocoma sp. (genus)

Emerald moth at Umbagong District Park

Chlorocoma sp. (genus) at Umbagong District Park - 15 Feb 2019

Identification history

Geometer moth (Geometridae) Chlorocoma sp. (genus) 17 Feb 2019 ibaird
Geometer moth (Geometridae) Chlorocoma sp. (genus) 17 Feb 2019 donhe
Unidentified 16 Feb 2019 Alison Milton

6 comments

ibaird wrote:
   16 Feb 2019
To me there seem to be quite a few candidates for speci.es which would possibly match this caterpillar which show the same general 'inch worm ' characteristics within the family Geometridae. A side view showing the leg pattern would help more and a side-on of the mouth parts and or rear of the caterpillar.I am open to be corrected but have not been able to find an image of a species which matches this image.
   16 Feb 2019
I'll go out tomorrow and see if it is still there. I want to investigate some possible eggs in the same area anyway.
ibaird wrote:
   16 Feb 2019
Yes, rearing caterpillars and growing them out to adults on a collected native food plant would reveal a lots about many Australian moth species whose life histories are poorly known.
donhe wrote:
   17 Feb 2019
The two red horns on the head appears to be characteristic of Chlorocoma species, see
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/geom/geom-cats.html
ibaird wrote:
   17 Feb 2019
I did think it could be Chlorocoma, thanks for that piece of key information.
   17 Feb 2019
I went out but couldn't find it. Did find another wonderful caterpillar though. I grew the caterpillar up for sighting Geometer moth (Geometridae) Geometridae sp. (family) (Unidentified Geometer moths) on 10 Feb 2019 but the moth has not yet been identified.

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Icerya purchasi (Cottony cushion scale) at Umbagong District Park - 17 Feb 2019
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Umbagong District Park - 17 Feb 2019
Acyphas semiochrea (Omnivorous Tussock Moth) at Umbagong District Park - 17 Feb 2019
Diphucrania leucosticta (White-flecked acacia jewel beetle) at Umbagong District Park - 15 Feb 2019
Calomela vittata (Acacia leaf beetle) at Umbagong District Park - 15 Feb 2019
Coccidae sp. (family) (Unidentified coccid scale insect) at Umbagong District Park - 15 Feb 2019
Aporocera (Aporocera) consors (A leaf beetle) at Umbagong District Park - 15 Feb 2019
Elaphodes sp. (genus) (Leaf beetle) at Umbagong District Park - 15 Feb 2019
Icerya acaciae (Acacia mealy bug) at Umbagong District Park - 15 Feb 2019
Sextius virescens (Acacia Tree Hopper, Acacia Horned Treehopper) at Umbagong District Park - 15 Feb 2019
Ditropidus sp. (genus) (Leaf beetle) at Umbagong District Park - 15 Feb 2019

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 15 Feb 2019 10:14 AM Recorded on
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