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Other mothTinea sp. (genus)

A fungus moth at Mount Painter

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Tinea sp. (genus) at Mount Painter - 10 May 2019
Tinea sp. (genus) at Mount Painter - 10 May 2019
Tinea sp. (genus) at Mount Painter - 10 May 2019
Tinea sp. (genus) at Mount Painter - 10 May 2019

Identification history

Other moth Tinea sp. (genus) 31 May 2019 GlennCocking
Unidentified 15 May 2019 CathB

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Author's notes

Many of these tiny moths fluttering around and only occasionally landing.

3 comments

donhe wrote:
   15 May 2019
quite like Agriophara confertella
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/sten/confertella.html
but cannot see any labial palps.
   15 May 2019
The "woolly" head (and palpi not visible) suggest it's a tineid. What were they flying around/landing on?
CathB wrote:
   15 May 2019
They were in an area of woodland grading into grassland. They seemed to be landing close to or on the ground.

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Symphypleona sp. (order) (Globular springtail) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB
Argoctenus sp. (genus) (Wandering ghost spider) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB
Caliscelidae (family) (Caliscelid planthopper) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB
Daerlac nigricans (Ant Mimicking Seedbug) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB
Leptogaster sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB
Storosa obscura (Dark Storosa) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB
Salticidae sp. 'Golden palps' (Unidentified jumping spider) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB
Argoctenus sp. (genus) (Wandering ghost spider) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB
Platypezidae sp. (family) (Unidentified platypezid fly) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2020 by CathB
Oecophorinae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified Oecophorinae concealer moth) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2020 by CathB
Tinea sp. (genus) (A fungus moth) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2020 by CathB
Ceromitia leptostica (A fairy moth) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2020 by CathB
Aporocera (Aporocera) consors (A leaf beetle) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2020 by Tammy
Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2020 by Tammy
Ceromitia (genus) (A Fairy moth) at Mount Painter - 28 Apr 2020 by CathB
Ramaria sp. (A Coral fungus) at Mount Painter - 28 Apr 2020 by Tammy
Jalmenus icilius (Amethyst Hairstreak) at Mount Painter - 28 Apr 2020 by Tammy
Tephritidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Fruit or Seed fly) at Mount Painter - 27 Apr 2020 by CathB
Phryganeutis cinerea at Mount Painter - 27 Apr 2020 by CathB
Helina sp. (genus) (Muscid fly) at Mount Painter - 27 Apr 2020 by CathB
Chironomidae sp. (family) (Midge) at Mount Painter - 27 Apr 2020 by CathB
Arawa sp. (genus) (Leafhopper) at Mount Painter - 27 Apr 2020 by CathB
Ceromitia leptostica (A fairy moth) at Mount Painter - 27 Apr 2020 by CathB
Chorista australis (Autumn scorpion fly) at Mount Painter - 23 Apr 2020 by CathB
Chauliognathus tricolor (Tricolor soldier beetle) at Mount Painter - 23 Apr 2020 by CathB
Nuliodon fishburni (Fishburn's Prowling Coastal Hunter) at Mount Painter - 23 Apr 2020 by CathB
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Mount Painter - 7 Apr 2020 by CathB
Leptogaster sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Mount Painter - 7 Apr 2020 by CathB
Stenosmylus stenopterus (An Osmylid Lacewing) at Mount Painter - 22 Mar 2020 by CathB
Zonopetala decisana (A concealer moth) at Mount Painter - 20 Mar 2020 by CathB
Calperum sp. (genus) (A recently described genus of pygmy cricket) at Mount Painter - 20 Mar 2020 by CathB
Aporocera (Aporocera) consors (A leaf beetle) at Mount Painter - 20 Mar 2020 by CathB
Polyclonus atratus (A sawfly) at Mount Painter - 8 Mar 2020 by CathB
Diphucrania acuducta (Acuducta jewel beetle) at Mount Painter - 6 Feb 2020 by CathB
Cymbacha ocellata (Facemask crab spider) at Mount Painter - 21 Jan 2020 by CathB
Tiliqua rugosa (Shingleback) at Mount Painter - 21 Jan 2020 by CathB
Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Mount Painter - 6 Jan 2020 by CathB

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • Less than 5mm Animal size (mm)
  • 9 May 2019 Recorded on
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