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Cryptophasa irrorata

Moth (timber) at Melba, ACT

Cryptophasa irrorata at Melba, ACT - 7 Jun 2018
Cryptophasa irrorata at Melba, ACT - 7 Jun 2018
Cryptophasa irrorata at Melba, ACT - 7 Jun 2018
Cryptophasa irrorata at Melba, ACT - 7 Jun 2018
Cryptophasa irrorata at Melba, ACT - 7 Jun 2018
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Identification history

Cryptophasa irrorata 28 Feb 2020 donhe
Cryptophasa irrorata 24 Feb 2020 Bron

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Excavated from living branchlets of Casuarina cunninghamiana by feeding Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus funereus).

3 comments

donhe wrote:
   29 Feb 2020
This seems to have 16 prolegs. Are you sure it is not a beetle larva?
Bron wrote:
   29 Feb 2020
I'm not entirely sure Don but I've loaded a different clearer shot of its side and found this chart online What do you think? https://entomology.ca.uky.edu/files/images_0/ef017005.jpg My husband did the study and collected the animals, he's been looking at YTB Cockatoos feeding. I'll ask him tomorrow :)
donhe wrote:
   29 Feb 2020
The new photo clearly shows 4 pairs of prolegs, so it is Lepidoptera.
The markings correspond well with those in Lewin's drawing.

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Todiramphus sanctus (Sacred Kingfisher) at Melba, ACT - 25 Feb 2020 by Kurt
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Hydromys chrysogaster (Rakali or Water Rat) at Melba, ACT - 1 Jul 2018 by dhkmapr
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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 7 Jun 2018 08:32 AM Recorded on
  • Bron Recorded by

Additional information

  • Casuarina cunninghamiana Associated plant
  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size

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