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Geometer moth (Geometridae)Chloroclystis sp. (genus)

A geometer moth at Ainslie, ACT

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Chloroclystis sp. (genus) at Ainslie, ACT - 8 Oct 2017
Chloroclystis sp. (genus) at Ainslie, ACT - 8 Oct 2017

Identification history

Geometer moth (Geometridae) Chloroclystis sp. (genus) 1 Nov 2017 ibaird
Clloroclystis sp 1 Nov 2017 GlennCocking
Unidentified 7 Oct 2017 W

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Author's notes

About a 1.5 to 2 cm wingspan.

3 comments

   13 Oct 2017
This is likely a Chloroclystis or Gymnoscelis sp
ibairdBulk Reporter - ibaird has reported over 100 sightings!Founding Explorer - ibaird joined us in 2014! wrote:
   13 Oct 2017
Yes, Chloroclystis looks likely, but I could not match the image with any labelled Chloroclystis species level images I could find online, although to my eye, based on the hindwing pattern, C. catastreptes seemed close, but this is a grey-looking specimen.
   1 Nov 2017
The shape of the hindwing (in the context of its overall appearance) suggests it must be C. catastreptes, filata or testulata. It does look closest to catastreptes, but it isn't really close to any of the mostly worn ANIC specimens, although this specimen seems to be a fresh one. I think Chloroclystis sp is as far as we can go.

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.150208-35.261917
  • Altitude 609.1m
  • Places Ainslie, ACT

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 7 Oct 2017 Recorded on
  • W Recorded by

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