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Geometer moth (Geometridae)Psilosticha mactaria

Large Waved Bark Moth at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Psilosticha mactaria at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 14 Dec 2018

Identification history

Geometer moth (Geometridae) Psilosticha mactaria 21 Dec 2018 donhe
Geometer moth (Geometridae) Psilosticha mactaria 21 Dec 2018 ibaird
Unidentified 18 Dec 2018 Alison Milton

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ibaird wrote:
   21 Dec 2018
I am tending not to think this is E. fractaria for the following reasons: 1. the overall elongated look of the specimen 2. No hint of eyespots in the hindwing and the hindwing line is not wavy enough and 3. no red-brown inner margin to the forewing. I can't be sure whether the antennae are pectinate (Phelotis cognata), so I think a Psilosticha spp. are possible. However, I think the hindwing major line is too waved for P. cognata and doesn't show fine dots. Both P. absorpta and P.mactaria have a waved major hindwing line, but I don't think the major forewing line is curved enough for P.absorpta. Therefore because of the above, and hindwing pattern and forewing leading edge tick marks I'm suggesting Psilosticha mactaria.

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