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Agaristinae sp. (subfamily)

A Day-Flying Moth at ANBG

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Agaristinae sp. (subfamily) at ANBG - 18 Apr 2019
Agaristinae sp. (subfamily) at ANBG - 18 Apr 2019
Agaristinae sp. (subfamily) at ANBG - 18 Apr 2019
Agaristinae sp. (subfamily) at ANBG - 18 Apr 2019
Agaristinae sp. (subfamily) at ANBG - 18 Apr 2019

Identification history

Agaristinae sp. (subfamily) 25 Apr 2019 ibaird
Agaristinae sp. (subfamily) 25 Apr 2019 donhe
Phalaenoides glycinae 21 Apr 2019 michaelb
Unidentified 21 Apr 2019 Tim L

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Author's notes

Sighted on a handrail in the ANBG Rainforest Gully. Unsure if this is a moth or butterfly caterpillar. Thanks to Marcus Leach for the initial sighting.

8 comments

donhe wrote:
   21 Apr 2019
This looks like an Agaristinae, but unlike any of the 11 illustrated in
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/agar/agar-cats.html
It does not have the enlarged coloured penultimate segment of Comocrus behri, Hecatesia fenestrata, Periscepta polysticta, Phalaenoides glycinae, or Phalaenoides tristifica,
and the pattern is too complex for Agarista, Apina, Coenotoca, Cruria and Periopta sp.
It could be a different instar or variation of any of these, or one of the other 31 Agaristinae species with no larval illustration.
donhe wrote:
   21 Apr 2019
The other Agaristinae species commonly found in ACT are Agaristodes feisthamelii and Idalima affinis. I suspect it is one of those.
Tim: any chance of refinding it and taking it into protective custody to get a moth you could photograph, and then taking that back and releasing it where you found it?
Tim L wrote:
   21 Apr 2019
Don, it was sighted four days ago on the handrail in the Rainforest Gully and was very active, moving along quite fast. However, I'll have a look in the vicinity of the sighting next time I'm there and hopefully it might turn up. Tim
donhe wrote:
   25 Apr 2019
The larva of Phalaenoides glycinae has an enlarged red anal segment.
This doesnt.
It is NOT Phalaenoides glycinae.
michaelb wrote:
   25 Apr 2019
Hi Tim
You didn't specify whether it was a moth or a butterfly. It would be good to do this with your caterpillars so that the moderators of one of these groups gets an email about it. l made the suggestion to ensure that the moth people saw it.
Tim L wrote:
   25 Apr 2019
Hi Michael
I'm usually unsure if any particular caterpillar I photograph is a moth or a butterfly however, I take your point and will in future specify one or the other to ensure the moth or butterfly experts are notified.
Tim
donhe wrote:
   25 Apr 2019
I know no Australian butterfly species with a caterpillar like that.
michaelb wrote:
   25 Apr 2019
Thanks Tim

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Tipulidae or Limoniidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Crane Fly) at ANBG - 3 Jul 2020 by Christine
Grylloidea (superfamily) (Unidentified cricket) at ANBG - 3 Jul 2020 by Christine
Thaumastocoris sp. (genus) (Bronze bug) at ANBG - 1 Jul 2020 by Tim L
Diptera (order) (Unidentified fly) at ANBG - 30 Jun 2020 by Tim L
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Opiliones (order) (Unidentified harvestman) at ANBG - 22 Jun 2020 by WHall
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Calolampra sp. (genus) (Bark cockroach) at ANBG - 22 Jun 2020 by WHall
Prostheclina sp (genus) (A jumping spider) at ANBG - 14 Jun 2020 by Tim L
Prostheclina pallida (Orange jumping spider) at ANBG - 12 Jun 2020 by Roger
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Alticini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified flea beetle) at ANBG - 4 Jun 2020 by Roger
Psyllidae sp. (family) (Unidentified psyllid or lerp insect) at ANBG - 3 Jun 2020 by Tim L
Siphanta acuta (Green planthopper, Torpedo bug) at ANBG - 2 Jun 2020 by Tim L
Psychodidae sp. (family) (Moth Fly, Drain Fly) at ANBG - 2 Jun 2020 by Tim L
Trombidiidae sp. (family) (Red velvet mite) at ANBG - 31 May 2020 by Tim L
Mogoplistidae (family) (Scaly cricket) at ANBG - 31 May 2020 by Tim L
Pseudocheirus peregrinus (Common Ringtail Possum) at ANBG - 29 May 2020 by Lindell
Prostheclina amplior (Orange Jumping Spider) at ANBG - 29 May 2020 by Tim L
Prostheclina sp (genus) (A jumping spider) at ANBG - 29 May 2020 by Tim L
Salticidae (family) (Unidentified Jumping spider) at ANBG - 29 May 2020 by Tim L
Cicadellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified leafhopper) at ANBG - 29 May 2020 by Tim L
Paronellidae sp. (family) (Paronellid springtail) at ANBG - 29 May 2020 by Tim L
Psychodidae sp. (family) (Moth Fly, Drain Fly) at ANBG - 29 May 2020 by rawshorty
Pygophora sp. (genus) (A muscid fly) at ANBG - 29 May 2020 by rawshorty
Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at ANBG - 22 Mar 2020 by PeterA
Opisthoncus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Opisthoncus jumping spider) at ANBG - 20 Mar 2020 by Roger
Prostheclina sp (genus) (A jumping spider) at ANBG - 20 Mar 2020 by Roger
Halone sejuncta (Variable Halone) at ANBG - 20 Mar 2020 by Roger
Nicodamidae sp. (family) (Red and Black Spider) at ANBG - 15 Mar 2020 by Tim L
Eutyrhinus meditabundus (Weevil) at ANBG - 15 Mar 2020 by Tim L
Platybrachys decemmacula (Green-faced gum hopper) at ANBG - 12 Mar 2020 by Tim L
Scolypopa australis (Passionvine hopper, Fluffybum) at ANBG - 12 Mar 2020 by Tim L
Bethylidae sp. (family) (Bethylid wasp) at ANBG - 12 Mar 2020 by Tim L
Scolypopa australis (Passionvine hopper, Fluffybum) at ANBG - 6 Mar 2020 by Illilanga
Melyridae sp. (family) (Soft-winged flower beetle) at ANBG - 29 Feb 2020 by Tim L
Tipulidae or Limoniidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Crane Fly) at ANBG - 25 Feb 2020 by Tim L
Thomisus sp. (genus) (A crab spider) at ANBG - 25 Feb 2020 by Tim L
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at ANBG - 25 Feb 2020 by HelenCross
Altica sp. (genus) (Flea beetle) at ANBG - 21 Feb 2020 by RodDeb
Eriophora transmarina (Garden orb weaver) at ANBG - 18 Feb 2020 by Roger
Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at ANBG - 18 Feb 2020 by Tim L
Gminatus australis (Orange Assassin Bug) at ANBG - 15 Feb 2020 by Harrisi
Oncopeltus sordidus (Milk vine bug) at ANBG - 15 Feb 2020 by Harrisi
Altica corrusca (Corrusca flea beetle) at ANBG - 8 Feb 2020 by tpreston
Intellagama lesueurii (Eastern Water Dragon) at ANBG - 5 Feb 2020 by roymcd
Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at ANBG - 19 Jan 2020 by Tim L
Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at ANBG - 17 Jan 2020 by Tim L
Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at ANBG - 14 Jan 2020 by Tim L
Amegilla sp. (genus) (Blue Banded Bee) at ANBG - 3 Jan 2020 by HelenCross
Gastropoda sp. (class) CNM1 (A snail) at ANBG - 27 Dec 2019 by Tim L
Gastropoda sp. (class) CNM1 (A snail) at ANBG - 27 Dec 2019 by Tim L
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 24 Dec 2019 by Christine
Geron sp. (genus) (Slender Bee Fly) at ANBG - 24 Dec 2019 by rawshorty
Austrosciapus connexus (Green long-legged fly) at ANBG - 24 Dec 2019 by rawshorty
Psychidae sp. (family) (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at ANBG - 24 Dec 2019 by Christine
Sidymellasp. (genus) (A crab spider) at ANBG - 24 Dec 2019 by Christine
Tachinidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Bristle fly) at ANBG - 24 Dec 2019 by Christine
Prostheclina pallida (Orange jumping spider) at ANBG - 24 Dec 2019 by Christine
Reduviidae sp. (family) (An assassin bug) at ANBG - 24 Dec 2019 by Christine
Neuroptera (order) (Unidentified lacewing) at ANBG - 23 Dec 2019 by rawshorty
Scolypopa australis (Passionvine hopper, Fluffybum) at ANBG - 23 Dec 2019 by rawshorty
Agaristinae sp. (subfamily) (A Day-Flying Moth) at ANBG - 23 Dec 2019 by rawshorty
Arctiinae sp. (subfamily) (A Tiger Moth or Woolly Bear) at ANBG - 23 Dec 2019 by rawshorty

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size (mm)
  • 17 Apr 2019 Recorded on
  • Tim L Recorded by
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