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Pyralid or Snout Moth (Pyralidae & Crambidae)Spectrotrota fimbrialis

A Pyralid moth at Hughes Garran Woodland

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Spectrotrota fimbrialis at Hughes Garran Woodland - 21 Jan 2019
Spectrotrota fimbrialis at Hughes Garran Woodland - 21 Jan 2019
Spectrotrota fimbrialis at Hughes Garran Woodland - 21 Jan 2019

Identification history

Pyralid or Snout Moth (Pyralidae & Crambidae) Spectrotrota fimbrialis 15 Mar 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Pyralid or Snout Moth (Pyralidae & Crambidae) Spectrotrota fimbrialis 21 Jan 2019 donhe
Unidentified 21 Jan 2019 ruthkerruish

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Author's notes

Caterpillar was hiding in a web of eaten leaves leaving new shoots bare of leaves.

3 comments

donhe wrote:
   21 Jan 2019
Beautiful photo.
The only one I know vaguely like that is Hyblaea puera, see
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/hybl/puera.html
but that is in a tropical family.
It's relative Hyblaea ibidias is known down to Taree, see
http://www.lepbarcoding.org/australia/species.php?region=1&id=69357
with a larva that has been found on Pandorea jasminoides, BIGNONIACEAE,
but I do not know what it's larva is like, and whether it would eat MYRTACEAE.
donhe wrote:
   21 Jan 2019
Ah-ha: found better matches: Epipaschiinae, like Salma pyrastis
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/pyra/pyrastis.html
and especially Spectrotrota fimbrialis
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/pyra/fimbrialis.html
   22 Jan 2019
Web moths (Pyralidae) can be serious pests of Myrtaceae, especially narrow-leaved species such as Astartea, Kunzea, Leptospermum. also of some Proteaceae such as Acacia, Indigofera. The host range of each species is often not precisely known.

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Eucalyptus nicholii (Narrow-leaved Black Peppermint) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 24 Jan 2019 by ruthkerruish
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Threskiornis molucca (Australian White Ibis) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 26 Nov 2018 by roymcd
Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 26 Nov 2018 by roymcd
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Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 6 Oct 2018 by roymcd
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Myrmecia nigriceps (Black-headed bull ant) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 11 Dec 2017 by ruthkerruish
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 11 Dec 2017 by ruthkerruish
Cystiphora schmidti (Chondrilla gall midge) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 5 Dec 2017 by ruthkerruish
Kunzea ericoides (Burgan) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 28 Nov 2017 by ruthkerruish
Chondrilla juncea (Skeleton Weed) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 7 Nov 2017 by ruthkerruish
Kunzea parvifolia (Violet kunzea) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 15 Oct 2017 by ruthkerruish
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Vinca major (Greater Periwinkle) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 12 Sep 2017 by ruthkerruish
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Hydrocotyle laxiflora (Stinking Pennywort) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 10 Jul 2017 by ruthkerruish
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Eucalyptus nicholii (Narrow-leaved Black Peppermint) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 25 May 2017 by ruthkerruish
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Eucalyptus mannifera subsp. mannifera (Brittle Gum) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 11 May 2017 by ruthkerruish
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Indigofera adesmiifolia (Tick Indigo) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 4 May 2017 by ruthkerruish
Oxalis sp. (Wood Sorrel) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 3 May 2017 by ruthkerruish
Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 3 May 2017 by ruthkerruish
Austrostipa scabra (Corkscrew Grass) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 20 Apr 2017 by ruthkerruish
Robinia pseudoacacia (False Acacia or Black Locust) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 9 Apr 2017 by ruthkerruish
Funaria hygrometrica (A water moss) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 8 Apr 2017 by ruthkerruish
Uromycladium sp. (A gall forming rust fungus) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 4 Apr 2017 by ruthkerruish
Vittadinia cuneata var. cuneata (Fuzzy New Holland Daisy) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 1 Apr 2017 by ruthkerruish
Cassinia quinquefaria (Cassinia) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 25 Mar 2017 by ruthkerruish
Juncus filicaulis (Pinrush) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 1 Mar 2017 by ruthkerruish
Desmodium varians (Slender Tick-trefoil) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 1 Mar 2017 by ruthkerruish
Carex inversa (Knob Sedge) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 12 Oct 2016 by ruthkerruish
Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 31 Aug 2016 by ruthkerruish
Leptospermum sp. (Tea tree) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 18 Jun 2016 by ruthkerruish
Aceria chondrillae (Chondrilla gall mite, Skeletonweed gall mite) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 31 Jan 2016 by ruthkerruish
Chondrilla juncea (Skeleton Weed) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 31 Jan 2016 by ruthkerruish
Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort Plantain) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 7 Jan 2016 by ruthkerruish
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 4 Oct 2015 by ruthkerruish
Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 12 Sep 2015 by ruthkerruish
Litoria caerulea (Green Tree Frog) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 23 Apr 2015 by ruthkerruish
Petaurus breviceps (Sugar Glider) at Hughes Garran Woodland - 31 Aug 2014 by ruthkerruish

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • Callistemon seiberi Associated plant
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Larvae Breeding behaviour
  • 20 Jan 2019 Recorded on
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