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Endoxyla encalypti

1 Wattle Goat Moth at Kambah, ACT

Endoxyla encalypti at Kambah, ACT - 13 Feb 2012
Endoxyla encalypti at Kambah, ACT - 13 Feb 2012
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Identification history

Endoxyla encalypti 31 May 2019 ibaird
Endoxyla encalypti 31 May 2019 GlennCocking
Endoxyla leucomochla 29 May 2019 Marthijn

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In my backyard (Kambah), location approximate for privacy. Not sure if my ID is wrong, or whether this species is already present with another name.

2 comments

Marthijn wrote:
   1 Jun 2019
Thanks for the ID. I probably should have mentioned that it appeared to have just emerged from the roots of the Black Wattle on which I saw it (judging by the cocoon sticking out of the ground just below it). I agree it looks a lot like the other Endoxyla Encalypti images, but I couldn't see the clear bright blue area around the head in other pictures. Is it a different species from Leucomochla or just a different name?
   1 Jun 2019
I think the blue shows up better in photos than with just an eyeball, and don't know how widespread it is across Endoxyla species. E. encalypti and the similar E. liturata are the most common ACT species, and E. leucomochla is different.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 13 Feb 2012 05:30 PM Recorded on
  • Marthijn Recorded by

Additional information

  • Black Wattle Associated plant
  • 50mm or larger Animal size
  • Unknown Gender

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