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Chloroclystis (genus)

A geometer moth at Molonglo Valley, ACT

Chloroclystis (genus) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 27 Aug 2018
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Identification history

Chloroclystis (genus) 25 Oct 2018 GlennCocking
Chloroclystis (genus) 24 Sep 2018 GlennCocking
Chloroclystis catastreptes 18 Sep 2018 GlennCocking
Unidentified 29 Aug 2018 Harrisi

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8 comments

   18 Sep 2018
Possibly Chloroclytis catasticta (a variable sp) or nearby sp. (System won't accept a new name just now)
michaelb wrote:
   18 Sep 2018
Hi Glenn
Sorry the "suggest a missing species" is not working. You can still add a new species if you go thru Admin.
donhe wrote:
   19 Sep 2018
I can find no Chloroclytis catasticta in the Checklist or ALA or BOLD or AFD.
Are you sure that is the spelling?
Do you mean Lophosigna catasticta (Turner, 1904)
(previously known as Gastrina catasticta)?
   19 Sep 2018
Sorry, I think I mutated catastreptes but I'll have to double check.
donhe wrote:
   19 Sep 2018
I think it looks more like a Chrysolarentia species, maybe C. cataphaea?
How do you tell a Chloroclytis from a Chrysolarentia?
ibaird wrote:
   19 Sep 2018
Choroclystis not Chloroclytis. C. catoststreptes looks similar on Bold Systems 4 but perhaps not the same.
donhe wrote:
   20 Sep 2018
Oops: a lot of misprints around here.
The second line of Chloroclystis catastreptes does not the big double bubble like 3410727 has.
How do you tell a Chloroclystis from a Chrysolarentia?
   25 Sep 2018
To my eye, this photo comes closest to Chloroclystis catastreptes. Some elements of the wing pattern correspond well, and I think I can see the “double bubble” (if we’re talking about the same thing) in some of the ANIC specimens, although they are all more worn than specimen in the photo. Chloroclystis insigillata is the next best prospect. The photo is much browner than any of the ANIC specimens of either species, but that could be caused by fading of the ANIC specimens or too much warm brown in the photo settings. Chrysolarentia generally have broader forewings than Chloroclystis and the specimen in the photo, and that is so for Chrysolarentia cataphaea. I’m confident the photo is of a Chloroclystis sp rather than a Chrysolaretia. But I can’t say it certainly is C. catastreptes, so I’ve changed the suggestion to Chloroclystis sp, and it remains possible that it is another Larentiinae species altogether.

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Phaeohelotium (Discinella terrestris aggregate) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Jul 2021 by RogerH
Tachybaptus novaehollandiae (Australasian Grebe) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 29 May 2021 by PeteWoodall
Elatine gratioloides (Waterwort) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 16 Jan 2021 by JaneR
Paropsisterna m-fuscum (Eucalyptus Leaf Beetle) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 24 Nov 2020 by galah681
Briza maxima (Quaking Grass, Blowfly Grass) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Nov 2020 by galah681
Goodenia pinnatifida (Scrambled Eggs) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Nov 2020 by galah681
Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Nov 2020 by galah681
Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Nov 2020 by galah681
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Apina callisto (Pasture Day Moth) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Sep 2020 by AndyRussell
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Sep 2020 by JanetRussell
Asperula conferta (Common Woodruff) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Sep 2020 by JanetRussell
Hydrocotyle laxiflora (Stinking Pennywort) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Sep 2020 by JanetRussell
Rytidosperma sp. (Wallaby Grass) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Sep 2020 by JanetRussell
Themeda triandra (Kangaroo Grass) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Sep 2020 by JanetRussell
Myrmecia nigriceps (Black-headed bull ant) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 14 Jun 2020 by AlisonMilton
Pisolithus sp. (Pisolithus) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Mar 2020 by RogerH
Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 27 Aug 2018 by Harrisi
Cymbacha ocellata (Crab spider) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 27 Aug 2018 by Harrisi
Dieuches maculicollis (Black-and-white seed bug) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 27 Aug 2018 by Harrisi
Adelium porcatum (Darkling Beetle) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 27 Aug 2018 by Harrisi
Diemenia rubromarginata (Pink-margined bug) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 12 Aug 2018 by Harrisi
Cormocephalus sp.(genus) (Scolopendrid Centipede) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 12 Aug 2018 by Harrisi
Parasynthemis regina (Royal Tigertail) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 10 Jan 2018 by Christine
Eurymeloides pulchra (Gumtree hopper) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 13 Oct 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 1 Oct 2017 by JanetRussell
Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 1 Oct 2017 by JanetRussell

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 27 Aug 2018 04:12 PM Recorded on
  • Harrisi Recorded by

Additional information

  • on trunk of smooth barked eucalypt Associated plant
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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