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Macrobathra desmotoma

A Cosmet moth at Gungahlin, ACT

Macrobathra desmotoma at Gungahlin, ACT - 18 Nov 2017
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Identification history

Macrobathra desmotoma 19 Nov 2017 ibaird
Macrobathra desmotoma 19 Nov 2017 ibaird
Macrobathra euryleuca 19 Nov 2017 David

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ibaird wrote:
   20 Nov 2017
This seems a better fit given the markings on the moth than E. euryleuca. V. nice photo. The caterpillars of the species are known to feed on Acacia decurrens (Green Wattle) which fits with your photo.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 18 Nov 2017 05:26 PM Recorded on
  • David Recorded by

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  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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