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Philobota chrysopotama

A concealer moth at Mulligans Flat

Philobota chrysopotama at Mulligans Flat - 28 Sep 2017
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Identification history

Philobota chrysopotama 30 Nov 2017 ibaird
Philobota chrysopotama 30 Nov 2017 GlennCocking
Philobota ellenella 29 Sep 2017 GlennCocking
Unidentified 28 Sep 2017 MatthewFrawley

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Author's notes

About 10mm in length

2 comments

ibaird wrote:
   29 Sep 2017
Assuming this is a Concealer moth, fam. Oecophoridae this image closely matches the wing pattern of Philobota chrysopotama , or P. pactolias (holotype) a digital image of which may be seen on the Atlas of Living Australia at http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:d40f5175-c4f1-4385-b322-1f6e4ec8e754
   1 Dec 2017
Some features of this moth and the second specimen under 3384072 best match p. strigatella, and others P. chrysopotama. Both species are present on the southern tablelands. The latter seems the most likely identification (pactolias is a synonym of it).

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Harmonia conformis (Common Spotted Ladybird) at Mulligans Flat - 16 Jan 2021 by WindyHen
Jalmenus icilius (Amethyst Hairstreak) at Mulligans Flat - 9 Feb 2019 by DPRees125
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Ctenotus orientalis (Oriental Striped-skink) at Mulligans Flat - 27 Jan 2019 by HarveyPerkins
Eucalyptus rossii (Inland Scribbly Gum) at Mulligans Flat - 14 Sep 2018 by PeteWoodall
Eucalyptus mannifera (Brittle Gum) at Mulligans Flat - 14 Sep 2018 by PeteWoodall
Eucalyptus macrorhyncha (A Red Stringybark) at Mulligans Flat - 14 Sep 2018 by PeteWoodall
Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Mulligans Flat - 28 Sep 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Keyacris scurra (Key's Matchstick Grasshopper) at Mulligans Flat - 3 Sep 2017 by ClubFED
Drosera sp. at Mulligans Flat - 3 Sep 2017 by Alison Milton
Acanthiza reguloides (Buff-rumped Thornbill) at Mulligans Flat - 2 Sep 2017 by Alison Milton
Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Mulligans Flat - 2 Sep 2017 by Alison Milton

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 28 Sep 2017 11:19 AM Recorded on
  • MatthewFrawley Recorded by

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  • Rytidosperma pallidum Associated plant
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size
  • Unknown Gender

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