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Geometer moth (Geometridae)Chlenias banksiaria group

A Geometer moth at Ainslie, ACT

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Chlenias banksiaria group at Ainslie, ACT - 31 Oct 2017
Chlenias banksiaria group at Ainslie, ACT - 31 Oct 2017
Chlenias banksiaria group at Ainslie, ACT - 31 Oct 2017

Identification history

Geometer moth (Geometridae) Chlenias banksiaria group 19 Jul 2018 MichaelMulvaney
Geometer moth (Geometridae) Chlenias banksiaria group 15 May 2018 donhe
Unidentified 11 Nov 2017 W

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donhe wrote:
   11 Nov 2017
The dotted head capsule suggests the group including Chlenias auctaria, like
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/naco/auctar.html
although other photos of nominally that species have shown a pale green rather than pale yellow head.
It would be wise always to carry a small plastic specimen bottle to take any found Lepidoptera larvae for rearing in captivity to protect them from predators, given that most Lepidoptera females lay several hundred eggs, but on average only 2 will survive to breed if the population is stable.

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.150055-35.262154
  • Altitude 617.3m
  • Places Ainslie, ACT

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

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

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