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Pollanisus (genus)

A Forester Moth at Mount Taylor

Pollanisus (genus) at Mount Taylor - 24 Nov 2017
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Identification history

Pollanisus (genus) 17 Dec 2018 ibaird
Pollanisus (genus) 16 Dec 2018 donhe
Pollanisus viridipulverulenta 25 Nov 2017 MichaelMulvaney
Pollanisus viridipulverulenta 25 Nov 2017 MatthewFrawley

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4 comments

   17 Dec 2018
How is Pollanisus apicalis ruled out? I think that species is just as common in ACT.
   17 Dec 2018
What diagnostic features can I look for in future when photographing these small shiny green moths to possibly identify to species?
ibaird wrote:
   17 Dec 2018
Identification to species in this genus is not as straightforward as one might expect if its just based on a digital image. There are different possibilities for similar looking images. See the discussion that took place for Sighting No 3870024: Pollanisis sp. (genus),
   17 Dec 2018
If this is being pushed back to genus then all of them under Pollanisus v-p should follow. Apparently they can be distinguished from the hindwing but I have no idea of the details. However the only way to photograph the hindwing clearly on a moth that does not spread its wings is to have a specimen pinned, or dead, that can be spread manually in hand.

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Argiope protensa (Long-tailed Argiope) at Mount Taylor - 25 Dec 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
Ocyphaps lophotes (Crested Pigeon) at Mount Taylor - 26 Oct 2019 by MatthewFrawley
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Mount Taylor - 8 Sep 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
Cymbopogon refractus (Barbed-Wire Grass) at Mount Taylor - 1 Jan 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
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
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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
Asiola fasciata (A robber fly) 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
Strepera graculina (Pied Currawong) at Mount Taylor - 8 Sep 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
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Mount Taylor - 26 Dec 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Trichophthalma punctata (Tangle-vein fly) at Mount Taylor - 29 Nov 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Sphex sp. (genus) (Unidentified Sphex digger wasp) at Mount Taylor - 29 Nov 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Neolucia agricola (Fringed Heath-blue) at Mount Taylor - 28 Nov 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Trapezites luteus (Yellow Ochre, Rare White-spot Skipper) 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
Rosa rubiginosa (Sweet Briar, Eglantine) at Mount Taylor - 20 Nov 2017 by RosemaryRoth
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
Trapezites phigalia (Heath Ochre) at Mount Taylor - 11 Nov 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Dodonaea viscosa (Hop Bush) at Mount Taylor - 22 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Linum marginale (Native Flax) at Mount Taylor - 18 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Idalima affinis (A day flying moth) at Mount Taylor - 18 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Trapezites phigalia (Heath Ochre) at Mount Taylor - 15 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
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) 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
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
Arthropodium fimbriatum (Chocolate Lily) at Mount Taylor - 26 Nov 2015 by PCS - Biosecurity Officer (TO4)
Burchardia umbellata (Milk Maids) at Mount Taylor - 26 Nov 2015 by ACT Parks - Invasive Plants Team
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining fringe lily) at Mount Taylor - 4 Oct 2015 by TobiasHayashi
Astroloma humifusum (Cranberry heath) at Mount Taylor - 17 Mar 2012 by MatthewFrawley
Cryptandra amara (Bitter cryptandra) at Mount Taylor - 30 Aug 2008 by MatthewFrawley

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 24 Nov 2017 11:19 PM Recorded on
  • MatthewFrawley Recorded by

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  • Pultenaea procumbens Associated plant
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Unknown Gender

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