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Geometer moth (Geometridae)Chlenias sp. (genus)

A looper moth at Mount Ainslie

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Chlenias sp. (genus) at Mount Ainslie - 7 Mar 2019
Chlenias sp. (genus) at Mount Ainslie - 7 Mar 2019
Chlenias sp. (genus) at Mount Ainslie - 7 Mar 2019

Identification history

Geometer moth (Geometridae) Chlenias sp. (genus) 13 Apr 2019 donhe
Geometer moth (Geometridae) Chlenias sp. (genus) 13 Apr 2019 michaelb
Geometer moth (Geometridae) Geometridae sp. (family) 24 Mar 2019 donhe
Unidentified 24 Mar 2019 jbromilow50

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2 comments

donhe wrote:
   24 Mar 2019
Very distinctive. Can you take it into protective custody for later release at the same site?
donhe wrote:
   13 Apr 2019
Of the 157 species of Geometridae for which I know the caterpillars, only those in Chlenias have red legs.

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Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Mount Ainslie - 12 Oct 2018 by simonstratford
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Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Mount Ainslie - 1 May 2018 by jbromilow50
Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Mount Ainslie - 18 Apr 2018 by jbromilow50
Asparagus asparagoides (Bridal Creeper, Florist's Smilax) at Mount Ainslie - 16 Aug 2017 by PCS - Biosecurity Officer (TO4 Invasive Plants)
Chrysocephalum semipapposum (Clustered Everlasting) at Mount Ainslie - 21 May 2017 by W
Tiliqua rugosa (Shingleback) at Mount Ainslie - 16 Oct 2016 by Fefifofum

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • black wattle Associated plant
  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size
  • 6 Mar 2019 Recorded on
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