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Geometer moth (Geometridae)Geometridae sp. (family)

1 Unidentified Geometer moths at Hughes, ACT

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Geometridae sp. (family) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Apr 2019
Geometridae sp. (family) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Apr 2019

Identification history

Geometer moth (Geometridae) Geometridae sp. (family) 6 Apr 2019 ibaird
Geometer moth (Geometridae) Geometridae sp. (family) 6 Apr 2019 donhe
Unidentified 6 Apr 2019 ruthkerruish

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Author's notes

A beautifully soft bodied creature. Good camouflage. Possibly the caterpillar of a butterfly. Have seen it on other eucalypts but the name escapes me.

1 comment

donhe wrote:
   6 Apr 2019
The absence of 3 pairs of prolegs puts it in Geometridae, but too few larvae in that family are known to identify this one.

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Drymaplaneta communis (Eastern Wood Runner) at Hughes, ACT - 5 Nov 2018 by ruthkerruish
Calolampra sp. (genus) (Bark cockroach) at Hughes, ACT - 30 Oct 2018 by ruthkerruish
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Hughes, ACT - 28 Oct 2018 by ruthkerruish
Coccinella transversalis (Transverse Ladybird) at Hughes, ACT - 24 Oct 2018 by ruthkerruish
Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Hughes, ACT - 9 Oct 2018 by ruthkerruish
Saissetia oleae (Black Scale or Olive Scale) at Hughes, ACT - 24 Jun 2018 by ruthkerruish
Boreoides subulatus (Wingless Soldier Fly) at Hughes, ACT - 28 Apr 2018 by ruthkerruish
Manorina melanocephala (Noisy Miner) at Hughes, ACT - 25 Apr 2018 by ruthkerruish
Passiflora caerulea (Blue Passionflower) at Hughes, ACT - 19 Apr 2018 by ruthkerruish
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Hughes, ACT - 13 Apr 2018 by ruthkerruish
Rattus rattus (Black Rat) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Apr 2018 by ruthkerruish
Dasygaster padockina (Tasmanian cutworm) at Hughes, ACT - 22 Mar 2018 by ruthkerruish
Porela cinerea (A Porela Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Mar 2018 by ruthkerruish
Oecophorinae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified Oecophorinae concealer moths) at Hughes, ACT - 19 Mar 2018 by ruthkerruish
Drosophilidae sp. (family) (Vinegar fly) at Hughes, ACT - 22 Feb 2018 by ruthkerruish
Grallina cyanoleuca (Magpie-lark) at Hughes, ACT - 19 Feb 2018 by ruthkerruish
Urophorus humeralis (Pineapple beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 30 Jan 2018 by ruthkerruish
Bactrocera (Bactrocera) tryoni (Queensland fruit fly) at Hughes, ACT - 29 Jan 2018 by ruthkerruish
Backobourkia brounii (Broun's marbled orb-weaver) at Hughes, ACT - 5 Jan 2018 by ruthkerruish
Phalaenoides glycinae (Grapevine Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jan 2018 by ruthkerruish
Chelepteryx collesi (White-stemmed Gum Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 31 Dec 2017 by ruthkerruish
Coprinellus micaceus group at Hughes, ACT - 25 Nov 2017 by ruthkerruish
Phyllostachys aurea (Rhizomatous Bamboo, Running Bamboo) at Hughes, ACT - 18 Nov 2017 by ruthkerruish
Harmonia conformis (Common Spotted Ladybird) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Oct 2017 by ruthkerruish
Stellaria media (Common Chickweed, Chickweed) at Hughes, ACT - 9 Sep 2017 by ruthkerruish
Euphorbia peplus (Petty Spurge, Radium Plant) at Hughes, ACT - 9 Sep 2017 by ruthkerruish
Acacia melanoxylon (Blackwood) at Hughes, ACT - 3 Aug 2017 by ruthkerruish
Eucalyptus sideroxylon (Mugga Ironbark) at Hughes, ACT - 9 May 2017 by ruthkerruish
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Hughes, ACT - 16 Jan 2016 by ruthkerruish
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Hughes, ACT - 30 Jan 2014 by ruthkerruish
Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) at Hughes, ACT - 25 Dec 2012 by ruthkerruish
Leptocoris mitellatus (Leptocoris bug) at Hughes, ACT - 12 Aug 2010 by ruthkerruish
Christinus marmoratus (Southern Marbled Gecko) at Hughes, ACT - 15 Dec 2009 by ruthkerruish
Tiliqua scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Hughes, ACT - 16 Oct 2006 by ruthkerruish
Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail) at Hughes, ACT - 13 Mar 2006 by ruthkerruish
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Hughes, ACT - 9 Mar 2006 by ruthkerruish
Musgraveia sulciventris (Bronze Orange Bug) at Hughes, ACT - 8 Feb 2006 by ruthkerruish
Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Jan 1980 by ruthkerruish

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.098800-35.338092
  • Altitude 624.6m
  • Places Hughes, ACT

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • Eucalyptus pulverulenta "Baby Blue" Associated plant
  • 50mm or larger Animal size (cm)
  • Unknown Gender
  • 6 Apr 2019 Recorded on
  • ruthkerruish Recorded by

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