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Agaristodes feisthamelii

1 A day flying noctuid moth at Mount Clear, ACT

Agaristodes feisthamelii at Mount Clear, ACT - 1 Oct 2017
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Identification history

Agaristodes feisthamelii 4 Oct 2017 ibaird
Agaristodes feisthamelii 4 Oct 2017 ibaird
Unidentified 2 Oct 2017 MatthewFrawley

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User's notes

Closest ID I could find on CNM was Phalaenoides tristifica but the markings on this moth look slightly different.

3 comments

ibaird wrote:
   5 Oct 2017
This is a fine photo and an excellent find. This seems to be a genuine alpine species. The set specimen photographed on the ALA has a label which reads: 'Kosciusko 12 Nov 1957. K.A. Hindwood. 5000 ft.in Snow Grass near Hotel'. A day flying moth in the Noctuidae family (subfamily Agaristinae). The specimens on CSIRO Moth Online indicate this is a female.
   5 Oct 2017
Thanks ibaird, appreciate the identification and information. The moth flew in front of me on the Old Boboyan Road and I chased it into the long grass and was fortunate enough that it landed so I could get a photo.
ibaird wrote:
   6 Oct 2017
K.A. Hindwood was a Sydney-based gentleman naturalist famous as an ornithologist. He published more articles in the RAOU's journal 'The Emu' than anyone else during his lifetime. He died in 1971. An accomplished citizen scientist!

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Nearby sightings

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Monistria concinna (Southern Pyrgomorph) at Mount Clear, ACT - 2 Oct 2021 by rawshorty
Myrmecia simillima (A Bull Ant) at Mount Clear, ACT - 2 Oct 2021 by rawshorty
Elateridae sp. (family) (Unidentified click beetle) at Mount Clear, ACT - 2 Oct 2021 by rawshorty
Notechis scutatus (Tiger Snake) at Mount Clear, ACT - 12 Nov 2020 by ChrisHolder
Gastrophora henricaria (Fallen-bark Looper, Beautiful Leaf Moth) at Mount Clear, ACT - 10 Jan 2019 by Jek

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 1 Oct 2017 01:10 PM Recorded on
  • MatthewFrawley Recorded by

Additional information

  • Poa Associated plant
  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size
  • Unknown Gender

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