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Idalima affinis

A day flying moth at Mount Taylor

Idalima affinis at Mount Taylor - 18 Oct 2017
Idalima affinis at Mount Taylor - 18 Oct 2017
Idalima affinis at Mount Taylor - 18 Oct 2017
Idalima affinis at Mount Taylor - 18 Oct 2017
Idalima affinis at Mount Taylor - 18 Oct 2017
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Identification history

Idalima affinis 19 Oct 2017 ibaird
Idalima affinis 19 Oct 2017 GlennCocking
Phalaenoides tristifica 19 Oct 2017 MatthewFrawley

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Author's notes

Two moths, joined together at the abdomen, possibly a mating pair? They were even flying when joined together like this.

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   20 Oct 2017
Yes, a mating pair and apparently unusual for the ACT. ANIC has only one ACT specimen, from 1956.
ibaird wrote:
   20 Oct 2017
Great record. These black and white day flying moths can be challenging to identify.

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Argiope protensa (Long-tailed Argiope) at Mount Taylor - 25 Dec 2020 by MatthewFrawley
Dasypodia selenophora (Southern old lady moth) at Mount Taylor - 22 Nov 2020 by Shazw
Bulbine bulbosa (Golden Lily) at Mount Taylor - 7 Nov 2020 by George
Leptorhynchos squamatus (Scaly Buttons) at Mount Taylor - 28 Oct 2020 by Sarah2019
Hibbertia obtusifolia (Grey Guinea-flower) at Mount Taylor - 28 Oct 2020 by Sarah2019
Kunzea parvifolia (Violet kunzea) at Mount Taylor - 10 Oct 2020 by Cathy_Katie
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Mount Taylor - 29 Aug 2020 by MatthewFrawley
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Mount Taylor - 29 Aug 2020 by MatthewFrawley
Acacia cardiophylla (Wyalong Wattle) at Mount Taylor - 17 Jun 2020 by Mike
Acacia cardiophylla (Wyalong Wattle) at Mount Taylor - 17 Jun 2020 by Mike
Macrotona australis (Common Macrotona Grasshopper) at Mount Taylor - 6 Apr 2020 by MatthewFrawley
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Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Mount Taylor - 2 Nov 2019 by MatthewFrawley
Trapezites phigalia (Heath Ochre) at Mount Taylor - 2 Nov 2019 by MatthewFrawley
Hovea heterophylla (Common Hovea) at Mount Taylor - 3 Aug 2019 by PeterR
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Mount Taylor - 11 Mar 2019 by MatthewFrawley
Comptosia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Comptosia bee fly) at Mount Taylor - 11 Mar 2019 by MatthewFrawley
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Mount Taylor - 1 Jan 2019 by MatthewFrawley
Panicum effusum (Hairy Panic Grass) at Mount Taylor - 1 Jan 2019 by MatthewFrawley
Goniaea australasiae (Gumleaf grasshopper) at Mount Taylor - 1 Jan 2019 by MatthewFrawley
Xerochrysum viscosum (Sticky everlasting) at Mount Taylor - 15 Nov 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Mount Taylor - 15 Nov 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Trapezites phigalioides (Montane Ochre) at Mount Taylor - 30 Oct 2018 by PeterR
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Mount Taylor - 30 Oct 2018 by PeterR
Trapezites luteus (Yellow Ochre, Rare White-spot Skipper) at Mount Taylor - 29 Oct 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Trapezites phigalia (Heath Ochre) at Mount Taylor - 29 Oct 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Pollanisus sp. (genus) (A Forester Moth) at Mount Taylor - 29 Oct 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Kunzea parvifolia (Violet kunzea) at Mount Taylor - 29 Oct 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Castiarina decemmaculata (Ten-spot Jewel Beetle) at Mount Taylor - 29 Oct 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Mount Taylor - 29 Oct 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Mount Taylor - 7 Oct 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Mount Taylor - 7 Oct 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Mount Taylor - 6 Oct 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Trapezites phigalia (Heath Ochre) at Mount Taylor - 6 Oct 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Mount Taylor - 31 Mar 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Parmeliaceae (A lichen family) at Mount Taylor - 17 Mar 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Trichophthalma punctata (Tangle-vein fly) at Mount Taylor - 29 Nov 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Neolucia agricola (Fringed Heath-blue) at Mount Taylor - 28 Nov 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Pollanisus sp. (genus) (A Forester Moth) at Mount Taylor - 24 Nov 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Dolopus rubrithorax (Large Brown Robber Fly) at Mount Taylor - 24 Nov 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Mount Taylor - 24 Nov 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Trapezites luteus (Yellow Ochre, Rare White-spot Skipper) at Mount Taylor - 22 Nov 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Neolucia agricola (Fringed Heath-blue) at Mount Taylor - 22 Nov 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) at Mount Taylor - 20 Nov 2017 by RosemaryRoth
Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Mount Taylor - 17 Nov 2017 by RosemaryRoth
Coryphistes ruricola (Bark grasshopper) at Mount Taylor - 2 Nov 2017 by EmmaCook
Dodonaea viscosa (Hop Bush) at Mount Taylor - 22 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Harpobittacus australis (Hangingfly) at Mount Taylor - 22 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Macropus rufogriseus (Red-necked Wallaby) at Mount Taylor - 21 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Pollanisus viridipulverulentus (Satin-green Forester) at Mount Taylor - 15 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Lysimachia arvensis (Scarlet Pimpernel, Blue Pimpernel) at Mount Taylor - 4 Oct 2017 by RosemaryRoth
Arctotheca calendula (Capeweed, Cape Dandelion) at Mount Taylor - 4 Oct 2017 by RosemaryRoth
Phytotrypa propriella (A concealer moth) at Mount Taylor - 2 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Philobota undescribed species near arabella (A concealer moth) at Mount Taylor - 2 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Acacia pravissima (Wedge-leaved Wattle) at Mount Taylor - 17 Sep 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Wurmbea dioica subsp. dioica (Early Nancy) at Mount Taylor - 9 Sep 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Mount Taylor - 8 Sep 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Mount Taylor - 1 Jul 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Nephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at Mount Taylor - 15 Apr 2017 by RosemaryRoth
Exarna includens (Red-legged Exarna) at Mount Taylor - 19 Mar 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Gastrimargus musicus (Yellow-winged Locust or Grasshopper) at Mount Taylor - 5 Feb 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Uresiphita ornithopteralis (Tree Lucerne Moth) at Mount Taylor - 1 Jan 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Jalmenus icilius (Amethyst Hairstreak) at Mount Taylor - 1 Jan 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Linum marginale (Native Flax) at Mount Taylor - 26 Oct 2015 by jksmits
Drosera hookeri (Pale Sundew) at Mount Taylor - 14 Oct 2015 by jksmits
Pultenaea procumbens (Bush Pea) at Mount Taylor - 14 Oct 2015 by jksmits
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining fringe lily) at Mount Taylor - 4 Oct 2015 by TobiasHayashi
Microseris walteri (Murnong, Yam Daisy) at Mount Taylor - 21 Oct 2014 by EmmaCook
Astroloma humifusum (Cranberry heath) at Mount Taylor - 17 Mar 2012 by MatthewFrawley
Plantago varia (Native Plaintain) at Mount Taylor - 11 Sep 2009 by MatthewFrawley
Cryptandra amara (Bitter cryptandra) at Mount Taylor - 30 Aug 2008 by MatthewFrawley

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • 18 Oct 2017 11:01 AM Recorded on
  • MatthewFrawley Recorded by

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  • Brachyloma daphnoides Associated plant
  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size
  • Breeding behaviour Breeding behaviour
  • Mixed Gender

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