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Geometer moth (Geometridae)Geometridae sp. (family)

Unidentified Geometer moths at Higgins, ACT

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Geometridae sp. (family) at Higgins, ACT - 18 Mar 2019
Geometridae sp. (family) at Higgins, ACT - 18 Mar 2019
Geometridae sp. (family) at Higgins, ACT - 18 Mar 2019
Geometridae sp. (family) at Higgins, ACT - 18 Mar 2019
Geometridae sp. (family) at Higgins, ACT - 18 Mar 2019

Identification history

Geometer moth (Geometridae) Geometridae sp. (family) 10 Aug 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 22 Mar 2019 Alison Milton

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Author's notes

One was larger than 50 cm but the other was only around 25 cm.

2 comments

donhe wrote:
   23 Mar 2019
50 mm?
Do you have a photo showing the anal segments in profile?
Taken into protective custody?
   23 Mar 2019
Don, Yep sorry, meant mm. I'm hopeless with cm, mm. It was about 2-2 and a half inches. I was going to take it into protective custody but didn't have a bottle - being just in the park behind my house - so I left it where it was while I examined the rest of the bush. When I came back just five minutes later it had gone. I searched everywhere but found the much smaller one, which I did bring home (reluctantly as it is so young). I've gone back every day since but still can't find it. Photo 4 shows the anal segment in profile, just cut off on the thumbnail view. Need to open it to see the full photo.

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zz agaric (stem; gills white/cream) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Dec 2017 by Alison Milton
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Amorbus sp. (genus) (Tip bug) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Feb 2017 by Alison Milton
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Anthela varia (Varied anthelid) at Higgins, ACT - 15 Jan 2017 by Alison Milton
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Anoplognathus montanus (Montane Christmas beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 15 Jan 2017 by Alison Milton
Araneae sp. (order) (Spider egg case) at Higgins, ACT - 9 Jan 2017 by Alison Milton
Gonipterus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Weevil) at Higgins, ACT - 9 Jan 2017 by Alison Milton
Lehtinelagia prasina (Leek-green flower spider, crab spider) at Higgins, ACT - 9 Jan 2017 by Alison Milton
Nezara viridula (Green vegetable bug) at Higgins, ACT - 9 Jan 2017 by Alison Milton
Chelepteryx collesi (White-stemmed Gum Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 1 Jan 2008 by Alison Milton

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.028703-35.237107
  • Altitude 680.9m
  • Places Higgins, ACT

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • Acacia Associated plant
  • 50mm or larger Animal size
  • 18 Mar 2019 Recorded on
  • Alison Milton Recorded by

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