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Chlenias sp. (genus)

A looper moth at Mount Ainslie

Chlenias sp. (genus) at Mount Ainslie - 6 Mar 2019
Chlenias sp. (genus) at Mount Ainslie - 6 Mar 2019
Chlenias sp. (genus) at Mount Ainslie - 6 Mar 2019
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Identification history

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

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2 comments

donhe wrote:
   25 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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Chlorocoma sp. (genus) (Emerald moth) at Mount Ainslie - 4 Apr 2019 by jbromilow50
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Chlorocoma sp. (genus) (Emerald moth) at Mount Ainslie - 3 Apr 2019 by jbromilow50
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Chlorocoma sp. (genus) (Emerald moth) at Mount Ainslie - 27 Mar 2019 by jbromilow50
Chlorocoma sp. (genus) (Emerald moth) at Mount Ainslie - 27 Mar 2019 by jbromilow50
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Ptilogyna sp. (genus) (A crane fly) at Mount Ainslie - 25 Mar 2019 by jbromilow50
Chlorocoma sp. (genus) (Emerald moth) at Mount Ainslie - 24 Mar 2019 by jbromilow50
Lymantriinae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified Tussock moth) at Mount Ainslie - 10 Mar 2019 by jbromilow50
Lasiocampidae immature (Lappet & Snout Moths) at Mount Ainslie - 6 Mar 2019 by jbromilow50
Sandava scitisignata (A noctuid moth) at Mount Ainslie - 6 Mar 2019 by jbromilow50
Lymantriinae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified Tussock moth) at Mount Ainslie - 6 Mar 2019 by jbromilow50
Aporocera (Aporocera) consors (A leaf beetle) at Mount Ainslie - 4 Mar 2019 by jbromilow50
Philagra parva (Beaked spittlebug) at Mount Ainslie - 4 Mar 2019 by jbromilow50
Phelotis cognata (Long-fringed Bark Moth) at Mount Ainslie - 11 Feb 2019 by jbromilow50
Glenoleon meteoricus (Patch-wing Glenoleon) at Mount Ainslie - 11 Feb 2019 by jbromilow50
Crocanthes micradelpha (A longhorned moth) at Mount Ainslie - 11 Feb 2019 by jbromilow50
Ectropis fractaria (Ringed Bark Moth) at Mount Ainslie - 8 Feb 2019 by jbromilow50
Melanacanthus scutellaris (Small brown bean bug) at Mount Ainslie - 7 Feb 2019 by jbromilow50
Braconidae sp. (family) (Unidentified braconid wasp) at Mount Ainslie - 7 Feb 2019 by jbromilow50
Jalmenus ictinus (Stencilled Hairstreak) at Mount Ainslie - 6 Feb 2019 by jbromilow50
Myrmeleontidae (family) (Unidentified Antlion Lacewing) at Mount Ainslie - 6 Feb 2019 by jbromilow50
Chlorocoma dichloraria (Doubled-fringed or Guenee's Emerald) at Mount Ainslie - 6 Feb 2019 by jbromilow50
Glenoleon meteoricus (Patch-wing Glenoleon) at Mount Ainslie - 6 Feb 2019 by jbromilow50
Myrmeleontidae (family) (Unidentified Antlion Lacewing) at Mount Ainslie - 2 Feb 2019 by jbromilow50
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Mount Ainslie - 2 Feb 2019 by jbromilow50
Glenoleon meteoricus (Patch-wing Glenoleon) at Mount Ainslie - 2 Feb 2019 by jbromilow50
Proteuxoa capularis (Half-moon Noctuid) at Mount Ainslie - 2 Feb 2019 by jbromilow50
Calomela parilis (Acacia leaf beetle) at Mount Ainslie - 2 Feb 2019 by jbromilow50
Rhinotia sparsa (A belid weevil) at Mount Ainslie - 1 Feb 2019 by jbromilow50
Geometridae sp. (family) (Unidentified Geometer moths) at Mount Ainslie - 25 Jan 2019 by jbromilow50
Tiliqua rugosa (Shingleback) at Mount Ainslie - 24 Jan 2019 by jbromilow50
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Mount Ainslie - 12 Oct 2018 by simonstratford
Lonicera japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) at Mount Ainslie - 30 Sep 2018 by MichaelMulvaney
Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Mount Ainslie - 24 Aug 2018 by jbromilow50
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 - 15 Aug 2017 by ACT Parks - Invasive Plants Team
Chrysocephalum semipapposum (Clustered Everlasting) at Mount Ainslie - 21 May 2017 by W
Tiliqua rugosa (Shingleback) at Mount Ainslie - 15 Oct 2016 by Fefifofum

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 6 Mar 2019 10:12 PM Recorded on
  • jbromilow50 Recorded by

Additional information

  • black wattle Associated plant
  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size
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