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Pyralid or Snout Moth (Pyralidae & Crambidae)Crambidae sp. (family)

A crambid snout mouth at Mount Painter

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Crambidae sp. (family) at Mount Painter - 8 Jun 2019
Crambidae sp. (family) at Mount Painter - 8 Jun 2019
Crambidae sp. (family) at Mount Painter - 8 Jun 2019
Crambidae sp. (family) at Mount Painter - 8 Jun 2019

Identification history

Pyralid or Snout Moth (Pyralidae & Crambidae) Crambidae sp. (family) 5 Jan 2020 MichaelMulvaney
Pyralid or Snout Moth (Pyralidae & Crambidae) Crambidae sp. (family) 8 Jun 2019 donhe
Unidentified 8 Jun 2019 CathB

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Not sure if this is a moth or a butterfly

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donhe wrote:
   8 Jun 2019
Dark dorsal spots like those on this specimen are found on larvae of many species in Pyraloidea, for example see
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/spil/spil-cats.html
You will need to rear it in captivity to get an adult moth to identify the species.
Of course you should release it back near where you found it if you succeed.

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Maratus chrysomelas (Variable Peacock Spider) at Mount Painter - 3 Oct 2019 by CathB
Mantispidae (family) (Unidentified mantisfly) at Mount Painter - 2 Oct 2019 by CathB
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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • Melichrus urceolata Associated plant
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size (mm)
  • 7 Jun 2019 Recorded on
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