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Periscepta polysticta

Day moth, Mistletoe Moth at Stromlo, ACT

Periscepta polysticta at Stromlo, ACT - 5 Oct 2017
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Identification history

Periscepta polysticta 11 Oct 2017 ibaird
Unidentified 8 Oct 2017 Christine

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User's notes

I assume this is another Grapevine Moth, but not 100% sure.

2 comments

ibaird wrote:
   8 Oct 2017
I suspect this may not be a P. glycine (Vine Moth). The number of white markings on the leading edge of the RHS forewing suggests it may be Periscepta polysticha but I'm not sure whether the underwing hindwing would have a partially white margin, which seems to be shown in the image. Needs a second and maybe third opinion, I think!
   12 Oct 2017
Yes, it is Periscepta polysticha. The broken white line in the underside margin if the hinwing matches it, much better than Phalaenoides glycine.

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Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Mar 2022 by MatthewFrawley
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Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Stromlo, ACT - 25 Feb 2022 by MatthewFrawley
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Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor (Hoary Sunray) at Stromlo, ACT - 19 Feb 2022 by MatthewFrawley
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Acacia implexa (Hickory Wattle) at Stromlo, ACT - 31 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Phlebopus marginatus (Giant Bolete) at Stromlo, ACT - 3 Oct 2021 by AJB
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Acacia gunnii (Ploughshare Wattle) at Stromlo, ACT - 6 Jun 2021 by Jean
zz bolete at Stromlo, ACT - 17 Apr 2021 by KMcCue
Thrips excaeletus (A thrip) at Stromlo, ACT - 19 Nov 2020 by Alice
Dichromodes atrosignata (Black-signed Heath Moth ) at Stromlo, ACT - 27 Sep 2020 by Christine
Petrorhagia nanteuilii (Proliferous Pink, Childling Pink) at Stromlo, ACT - 27 Sep 2020 by Christine
Xerochrysum viscosum (Sticky everlasting) at Stromlo, ACT - 25 May 2020 by MatthewFrawley
Melangyna viridiceps (Hover fly) at Stromlo, ACT - 25 May 2020 by MatthewFrawley
Eucalyptus macrorhyncha (Red Stringybark) at Stromlo, ACT - 25 May 2020 by MatthewFrawley
Cymbopogon refractus (Barbed-wire Grass) at Stromlo, ACT - 25 May 2020 by MatthewFrawley
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Stromlo, ACT - 25 May 2020 by MatthewFrawley
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Stromlo, ACT - 25 May 2020 by MatthewFrawley
Tolpis barbata (Yellow Hawkweed) at Stromlo, ACT - 27 Apr 2020 by Sarah2019
Stypandra glauca (Nodding Blue Lily) at Stromlo, ACT - 21 Sep 2019 by HelenCross
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Stromlo, ACT - 4 Oct 2017 by Christine
Tolpis barbata (Yellow Hawkweed) at Stromlo, ACT - 4 Oct 2017 by Christine
Dichromodes consignata (Signed Heath Moth) at Stromlo, ACT - 4 Oct 2017 by Christine

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 5 Oct 2017 12:00 AM Recorded on
  • Christine Recorded by
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