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Wood moth (Cossidae)Endoxyla encalypti

4 Wattle Goat Moth at ANBG

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Endoxyla encalypti at ANBG - 22 Jan 2019
Endoxyla encalypti at ANBG - 22 Jan 2019
Endoxyla encalypti at ANBG - 22 Jan 2019
Endoxyla encalypti at ANBG - 22 Jan 2019
Endoxyla encalypti at ANBG - 22 Jan 2019

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Author's notes

The sequence of images show a newly emerged Goat moth climbing the trunk of an Acacia and then inflating its wings, over a 30 minute period. Image 5 shows the fluid filled casing that it emerged from at the base of the tree complete with scales floating in the fluid. Thanks to Marcus Leach for the initial sighting of this large and magnificent moth.

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ibaird wrote:
   27 Jan 2019
Great shots Tim and Marcus. It seems this weather suits their observation.

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Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at ANBG - 9 Apr 2019 by Tim L
Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail) at ANBG - 9 Apr 2019 by Tim L
Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail) at ANBG - 4 Apr 2019 by Tim L
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Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at ANBG - 17 Mar 2019 by Tim L
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Ocybadistes walkeri (Greenish Grass-dart) at ANBG - 17 Mar 2019 by Tim L
Gymnopilus junonius (Spectacular Rustgill) at ANBG - 16 Mar 2019 by Alison Milton
Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at ANBG - 14 Mar 2019 by Tim L
Megachile aurifrons (Golden-browed Resin Bee) at ANBG - 14 Mar 2019 by Tim L
Amegilla sp. (genus) (Blue Banded Bee) at ANBG - 12 Mar 2019 by Tim L
Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Leafcutter bee, Megachilid bee) at ANBG - 7 Mar 2019 by HelenCross
Megachile (Hackeriapis) oblonga (A Megachild bee) at ANBG - 25 Feb 2019 by Judith Roach
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at ANBG - 19 Feb 2019 by Alison Milton
Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Leafcutter bee, Megachilid bee) at ANBG - 19 Feb 2019 by Alison Milton
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Uresiphita ornithopteralis (Tree Lucerne Moth) at ANBG - 19 Feb 2019 by Alison Milton
Radumeris tasmaniensis (Yellow Hairy Flower Wasp) at ANBG - 15 Feb 2019 by Tim L
Arkys walckenaeri (Triangle spider) at ANBG - 5 Feb 2019 by Tim L
Amegilla sp. (genus) (Blue Banded Bee) at ANBG - 3 Feb 2019 by PeterA
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at ANBG - 26 Jan 2019 by WarrenRowland
Jalmenus evagoras (Imperial Hairstreak) at ANBG - 12 Jan 2019 by Christine
Amorbus sp. (genus) (Tip bug) at ANBG - 30 Dec 2018 by Tim L
Dolophones sp. (genus) (Wrap-around spider) at ANBG - 30 Dec 2018 by Tim L
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Ariamnes sp. (genus) (A whip spider) at ANBG - 21 Dec 2018 by Tim L
Anthrax sp. (genus) (Unidentified Anthrax bee fly) at ANBG - 17 Dec 2018 by Tim L
Meriphus sp. (genus) (Flower Weevil) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018 by Tim L
Anonychomyrma sp. (genus) (Black Cocktail Ant) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018 by Tim L
Harmonia conformis (Common Spotted Ladybird) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018 by Alison Milton
Arkys walckenaeri (Triangle spider) at ANBG - 8 Dec 2018 by Tim L
Commius elegans (Cherry Ballart Shield Bug) at ANBG - 30 Nov 2018 by Tim L
Austrosciapus connexus (Green long-legged fly) at ANBG - 27 Nov 2018 by PeterA

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • Acacia mearnsii. A-12.1 ANBG Section 46. Associated plant
  • 21 Jan 2019 Recorded on
  • Tim L Recorded by

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