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Hestiochora furcata

A zygaenid moth at Mount Clear, ACT

Hestiochora furcata at Mount Clear, ACT - 10 Dec 2017
Hestiochora furcata at Mount Clear, ACT - 10 Dec 2017
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Identification history

Hestiochora furcata 13 Jan 2018 MichaelMulvaney
Hestiochora furcata 9 Jan 2018 GlennCocking
Hestiochora tricolor 23 Dec 2017 HarveyPerkins

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2 comments

   23 Dec 2017
Hestiochora tricolor (Forester Moth), Zygaenidae:Procridinae
   6 Jan 2018
It would be good to capture a specimen of this, as few ACT Hestichora specimens are available. Tarmann 2004 suggests tricolor is mainly a Tasmanian species, and that there are several species in a complex that cannot be reliably distinguished by external characters only. The forewing on this apparently female specimen is very black and best matches Tarmann's illustration of H. furcata.

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Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Mount Clear, ACT - 23 Nov 2020 by SWishart Coryphistes ruricola (Bark-mimicking Grasshopper) at Mount Clear, ACT - 27 Oct 2019 by HarveyPerkins Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Mount Clear, ACT - 11 Feb 2018 by HarveyPerkins Leptotarsus (Macromastix) costalis (Common Brown Crane Fly) at Mount Clear, ACT - 4 Jan 2018 by KenT Goniaea australasiae (Gumleaf grasshopper) at Mount Clear, ACT - 4 Jan 2018 by KenT Hemigomphus gouldii (Southern Vicetail) at Mount Clear, ACT - 4 Jan 2018 by KenT Calotis scabiosifolia var. integrifolia (Rough burr-daisy) at Mount Clear, ACT - 4 Jan 2018 by KenT Chrysolarentia correlata (Yellow Carpet) at Mount Clear, ACT - 4 Jan 2018 by KenT Veronica gracilis (Slender Speedwell) at Mount Clear, ACT - 4 Jan 2018 by KenT Carex incomitata (Hillside Sedge) at Mount Clear, ACT - 3 Jan 2018 by KenT Epicoma contristis (Yellow-spotted Epicoma Moth) at Mount Clear, ACT - 3 Jan 2018 by KenT Coronidium monticola (Mountain Coronidium) at Mount Clear, ACT - 3 Jan 2018 by KenT Synthemis eustalacta (Swamp Tigertail) at Mount Clear, ACT - 3 Jan 2018 by KenT Echium vulgare (Vipers Bugloss) at Mount Clear, ACT - 1 Jan 2018 by KenT Scleranthus biflorus (Twin-flower Knawel) at Mount Clear, ACT - 1 Jan 2018 by KenT Porela cinerea (A Porela Moth) at Mount Clear, ACT - 1 Jan 2018 by KenT Swainsona sericea (Silky swainson-pea) at Mount Clear, ACT - 1 Jan 2018 by KenT Galium ciliare subsp. ciliare at Mount Clear, ACT - 31 Dec 2017 by KenT Crepis capillaris (Smooth Hawksbeard) at Mount Clear, ACT - 31 Dec 2017 by KenT Discaria pubescens (Australian Anchor Plant) at Mount Clear, ACT - 31 Dec 2017 by KenT Arthropodium milleflorum (Vanilla Lily) at Mount Clear, ACT - 31 Dec 2017 by KenT Oreomyrrhis eriopoda (Australian Caraway) at Mount Clear, ACT - 31 Dec 2017 by KenT Stylidium graminifolium (Grass Triggerplant) at Mount Clear, ACT - 31 Dec 2017 by KenT Hednota species near grammellus (Pyralid or snout moth) at Mount Clear, ACT - 10 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins Chrysolarentia argocyma (White-waved Carpet) at Mount Clear, ACT - 10 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins Coccinella transversalis (Transverse Ladybird) at Mount Clear, ACT - 10 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins Tipulidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Crane Fly) at Mount Clear, ACT - 10 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins Neosparassus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Badge huntsman) at Mount Clear, ACT - 10 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins Gynoplistia sp. (genus) (Crane fly) at Mount Clear, ACT - 29 Oct 2017 by HarveyPerkins Eumeninae (subfamily) (Unidentified Potter wasp) at Mount Clear, ACT - 27 Jan 2017 by HarveyPerkins Myriophyllum sp. (Water-milfoil) at Mount Clear, ACT - 7 Jan 2017 by KenT Spirogyra sp. (Green Algae) at Mount Clear, ACT - 7 Jan 2017 by KenT Zygnema sp. (A freshwater algae) at Mount Clear, ACT - 7 Jan 2017 by KenT Litoria verreauxii verreauxii (Whistling Tree-frog) at Mount Clear, ACT - 6 Jan 2017 by KenT Villa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Villa bee fly) at Mount Clear, ACT - 6 Jan 2017 by KenT Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Mount Clear, ACT - 6 Jan 2017 by KenT Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Mount Clear, ACT - 6 Jan 2017 by KenT Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Mount Clear, ACT - 6 Jan 2017 by KenT Synthemis eustalacta (Swamp Tigertail) at Mount Clear, ACT - 6 Jan 2017 by KenT Geum urbanum (Herb Bennet) at Mount Clear, ACT - 6 Jan 2017 by KenT Kosciuscola cognatus (A grasshopper) at Mount Clear, ACT - 6 Jan 2017 by KenT Melicytus angustifolius subsp. divaricatus (Divaricate Tree Violet) at Mount Clear, ACT - 6 Jan 2017 by KenT Ischnura heterosticta (Common Bluetail Damselfly) at Mount Clear, ACT - 6 Jan 2017 by KenT
Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Mount Clear, ACT - 23 Nov 2020 by SWishart
Coryphistes ruricola (Bark-mimicking Grasshopper) at Mount Clear, ACT - 27 Oct 2019 by HarveyPerkins
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Mount Clear, ACT - 11 Feb 2018 by HarveyPerkins
Leptotarsus (Macromastix) costalis (Common Brown Crane Fly) at Mount Clear, ACT - 4 Jan 2018 by KenT
Goniaea australasiae (Gumleaf grasshopper) at Mount Clear, ACT - 4 Jan 2018 by KenT
Hemigomphus gouldii (Southern Vicetail) at Mount Clear, ACT - 4 Jan 2018 by KenT
Calotis scabiosifolia var. integrifolia (Rough burr-daisy) at Mount Clear, ACT - 4 Jan 2018 by KenT
Chrysolarentia correlata (Yellow Carpet) at Mount Clear, ACT - 4 Jan 2018 by KenT
Veronica gracilis (Slender Speedwell) at Mount Clear, ACT - 4 Jan 2018 by KenT
Carex incomitata (Hillside Sedge) at Mount Clear, ACT - 3 Jan 2018 by KenT
Epicoma contristis (Yellow-spotted Epicoma Moth) at Mount Clear, ACT - 3 Jan 2018 by KenT
Coronidium monticola (Mountain Coronidium) at Mount Clear, ACT - 3 Jan 2018 by KenT
Synthemis eustalacta (Swamp Tigertail) at Mount Clear, ACT - 3 Jan 2018 by KenT
Echium vulgare (Vipers Bugloss) at Mount Clear, ACT - 1 Jan 2018 by KenT
Scleranthus biflorus (Twin-flower Knawel) at Mount Clear, ACT - 1 Jan 2018 by KenT
Porela cinerea (A Porela Moth) at Mount Clear, ACT - 1 Jan 2018 by KenT
Swainsona sericea (Silky swainson-pea) at Mount Clear, ACT - 1 Jan 2018 by KenT
Galium ciliare subsp. ciliare at Mount Clear, ACT - 31 Dec 2017 by KenT
Crepis capillaris (Smooth Hawksbeard) at Mount Clear, ACT - 31 Dec 2017 by KenT
Discaria pubescens (Australian Anchor Plant) at Mount Clear, ACT - 31 Dec 2017 by KenT
Arthropodium milleflorum (Vanilla Lily) at Mount Clear, ACT - 31 Dec 2017 by KenT
Oreomyrrhis eriopoda (Australian Caraway) at Mount Clear, ACT - 31 Dec 2017 by KenT
Stylidium graminifolium (Grass Triggerplant) at Mount Clear, ACT - 31 Dec 2017 by KenT
Hednota species near grammellus (Pyralid or snout moth) at Mount Clear, ACT - 10 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Chrysolarentia argocyma (White-waved Carpet) at Mount Clear, ACT - 10 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Coccinella transversalis (Transverse Ladybird) at Mount Clear, ACT - 10 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Tipulidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Crane Fly) at Mount Clear, ACT - 10 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Neosparassus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Badge huntsman) at Mount Clear, ACT - 10 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Gynoplistia sp. (genus) (Crane fly) at Mount Clear, ACT - 29 Oct 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Eumeninae (subfamily) (Unidentified Potter wasp) at Mount Clear, ACT - 27 Jan 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Myriophyllum sp. (Water-milfoil) at Mount Clear, ACT - 7 Jan 2017 by KenT
Spirogyra sp. (Green Algae) at Mount Clear, ACT - 7 Jan 2017 by KenT
Zygnema sp. (A freshwater algae) at Mount Clear, ACT - 7 Jan 2017 by KenT
Litoria verreauxii verreauxii (Whistling Tree-frog) at Mount Clear, ACT - 6 Jan 2017 by KenT
Villa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Villa bee fly) at Mount Clear, ACT - 6 Jan 2017 by KenT
Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Mount Clear, ACT - 6 Jan 2017 by KenT
Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Mount Clear, ACT - 6 Jan 2017 by KenT
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Mount Clear, ACT - 6 Jan 2017 by KenT
Synthemis eustalacta (Swamp Tigertail) at Mount Clear, ACT - 6 Jan 2017 by KenT
Geum urbanum (Herb Bennet) at Mount Clear, ACT - 6 Jan 2017 by KenT
Kosciuscola cognatus (A grasshopper) at Mount Clear, ACT - 6 Jan 2017 by KenT
Melicytus angustifolius subsp. divaricatus (Divaricate Tree Violet) at Mount Clear, ACT - 6 Jan 2017 by KenT
Ischnura heterosticta (Common Bluetail Damselfly) at Mount Clear, ACT - 6 Jan 2017 by KenT

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 10 Dec 2017 01:51 PM Recorded on
  • HarveyPerkins Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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