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Abantiades atripalpis

Bardee, Bardy, Bardi Grub, Rain Moth or Waikerie at Garran, ACT

Abantiades atripalpis at Garran, ACT - 9 May 2018
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Identification history

Abantiades atripalpis 5 Oct 2018 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 9 May 2018 ruthkerruish

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Author's notes

The dried pupae of this Hepialidae are windblown into clumps. Every time it rains there is another emergence. The dry weather seems to have favoured rhis moth!

2 comments

donhe wrote:
   10 May 2018
Abantiades atripalpis is commonly called the Rain Moth.
I guess if it rains too much before they pupate (at the top of their burrow): the larvae get drowned in their burrows.
   11 Jul 2018
I always thought that many moths and butterflies emerged from the cocoon or chrysalis when the environment was likely to be favorable for them to continue their life cycle, eg feed on nectar, lay eggs which develop into caterpillars to feed on plants.

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Acacia dealbata (Silver Wattle) at Garran, ACT - 6 Dec 2019 by ruthkerruish
Podargus strigoides (Tawny Frogmouth) at Garran, ACT - 6 Nov 2019 by Sam
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Tiliqua scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Garran, ACT - 26 Aug 2018 by Tapirlord
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Acaena x ovina (Sheep's Burr) at Garran, ACT - 30 Oct 2017 by ruthkerruish
Banksia marginata (Banksia) at Garran, ACT - 21 Aug 2017 by ruthkerruish
Acacia decurrens (Green Wattle) at Garran, ACT - 2 Aug 2017 by ruthkerruish
Acacia decurrens (Green Wattle) at Garran, ACT - 23 Jul 2017 by ruthkerruish
Rosa canina (Dog Rose) at Garran, ACT - 5 Jun 2017 by ruthkerruish
Gymnopilus sp. at Garran, ACT - 24 May 2017 by ruthkerruish
Eucalyptus blakelyi (Blakely's Red Gum) at Garran, ACT - 22 May 2017 by ruthkerruish
Eucalyptus polyanthemos (Red Box) at Garran, ACT - 22 May 2017 by ruthkerruish
Leaf spot fungus at Garran, ACT - 19 May 2017 by ruthkerruish
Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) at Garran, ACT - 18 May 2017 by ruthkerruish
Senecio quadridentatus (Cotton Fireweed) at Garran, ACT - 7 Apr 2017 by ruthkerruish
Foeniculum vulgare (Fennel) at Garran, ACT - 7 Apr 2017 by ruthkerruish
Koelreuteria paniculata (Golden Rain Tree) at Garran, ACT - 25 Mar 2017 by ruthkerruish
Ligustrum lucidum (Large-leaved Privet) at Garran, ACT - 25 Mar 2017 by ruthkerruish
Berberis aquifolium (Oregon grape) at Garran, ACT - 25 Mar 2017 by ruthkerruish
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Robinia pseudoacacia (False Acacia or Black Locust) at Garran, ACT - 10 Mar 2017 by ruthkerruish
Euchiton involucratus (Star Cudweed) at Garran, ACT - 2 May 2016 by ruthkerruish
Calocephalus citreus (Lemon Beauty Heads) at Garran, ACT - 6 Jan 2016 by ruthkerruish
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Rubus anglocandicans (Blackberry) at Garran, ACT - 24 Jan 2012 by ruthkerruish

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1,001 - 10,000 Abundance
  • 9 May 2018 03:50 PM Recorded on
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  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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