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Philobota (genus)

Unidentified Philobota genus moths at Ainslie, ACT

Philobota (genus) at Ainslie, ACT - 25 Jan 2019
Philobota (genus) at Ainslie, ACT - 25 Jan 2019
Philobota (genus) at Ainslie, ACT - 25 Jan 2019
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Identification history

Philobota (genus) 30 Apr 2021 donhe
Philobota chionoptera 29 Apr 2021 GlennCocking
Philobota (genus) 16 Aug 2019 GlennCocking
Philobota productella 26 Jan 2019 jbromilow50

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ibaird wrote:
   27 Jan 2019
I cannot see a thin black line on the leading edge of the forewing in this specimen.
   17 Aug 2019
I can't either. it might still be there, but seems not. It does look like Philobota, butI don't know of a plain white prospect. Suggest park as Philobota sp.
   29 Apr 2021
A male
ibaird wrote:
   29 Apr 2021
The moth does share striated antennae with the first specimen on CNM of this species - although that feature not obvious in the BOLD specimens.
donhe wrote:
   30 Apr 2021
Many Oecophoridae species have striated antennae. Each forewing of this specimen has no brown costal streak, and has a pattern of 6 brown spots. All 7 specimens of Philobota chionoptera on BOLD have the costal streak, and none have a pattern of brown spots. Meyrick also mentions the costal streak, and makes no mention of spots. Why would this be P. chionoptera ?

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Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Ainslie, ACT - 1 Nov 2020 by ADP Cacatua galerita (Sulphur-crested Cockatoo) at Ainslie, ACT - 5 Oct 2019 by jbromilow50 Scioglyptis lyciaria (White-patch Bark Moth) at Ainslie, ACT - 13 Jun 2019 by jbromilow50 Phelotis cognata (Long-fringed Bark Moth) at Ainslie, ACT - 12 Jun 2019 by jbromilow50 Phelotis cognata (Long-fringed Bark Moth) at Ainslie, ACT - 12 Jun 2019 by jbromilow50 Ectropis (genus) (An engrailed moth) at Ainslie, ACT - 4 Apr 2019 by jbromilow50 Lymantriinae (subfamily) (Unidentified tussock moths) at Ainslie, ACT - 10 Mar 2019 by jbromilow50 Jalmenus ictinus (Stencilled Hairstreak) at Ainslie, ACT - 6 Feb 2019 by jbromilow50 Macrobathra desmotoma ( A Cosmet moth) at Ainslie, ACT - 2 Feb 2019 by jbromilow50 Ancita sp. (genus) (Longicorn or longhorn beetle) at Ainslie, ACT - 2 Feb 2019 by jbromilow50 Rhinotia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Rhinotia weevil) at Ainslie, ACT - 25 Jan 2019 by jbromilow50 Tiliqua rugosa (Shingleback Lizard) at Ainslie, ACT - 24 Jan 2019 by jbromilow50 Rubus anglocandicans (Blackberry) at Ainslie, ACT - 16 Dec 2018 by JessGio Philobota undescribed species near arabella (A concealer moth) at Ainslie, ACT - 14 Oct 2018 by jbromilow50 Episcaphula australis (Fungus beetle) at Ainslie, ACT - 14 Oct 2018 by jbromilow50 Polyporus arcularius at Ainslie, ACT - 17 Sep 2018 by jbromilow50 Episcaphula australis (Fungus beetle) at Ainslie, ACT - 30 Aug 2018 by jbromilow50 Chrysocephalum semipapposum (Clustered Everlasting) at Ainslie, ACT - 21 May 2017 by W Asperula conferta (Common Woodruff) at Ainslie, ACT - 18 Oct 2014 by AaronClausen Ajuga australis (Austral Bugloss) at Ainslie, ACT - 18 Oct 2014 by AaronClausen Lomandra multiflora (Many-flowered Matrush) at Ainslie, ACT - 18 Oct 2014 by AaronClausen Lomandra multiflora (Many-flowered Matrush) at Ainslie, ACT - 18 Oct 2014 by AaronClausen Goodenia pinnatifida (Scrambled Eggs) at Ainslie, ACT - 18 Oct 2014 by AaronClausen Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Ainslie, ACT - 18 Oct 2014 by AaronClausen Ajuga australis (Austral Bugloss) at Ainslie, ACT - 12 Sep 2014 by APB
Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Ainslie, ACT - 1 Nov 2020 by ADP
Cacatua galerita (Sulphur-crested Cockatoo) at Ainslie, ACT - 5 Oct 2019 by jbromilow50
Scioglyptis lyciaria (White-patch Bark Moth) at Ainslie, ACT - 13 Jun 2019 by jbromilow50
Phelotis cognata (Long-fringed Bark Moth) at Ainslie, ACT - 12 Jun 2019 by jbromilow50
Phelotis cognata (Long-fringed Bark Moth) at Ainslie, ACT - 12 Jun 2019 by jbromilow50
Ectropis (genus) (An engrailed moth) at Ainslie, ACT - 4 Apr 2019 by jbromilow50
Lymantriinae (subfamily) (Unidentified tussock moths) at Ainslie, ACT - 10 Mar 2019 by jbromilow50
Jalmenus ictinus (Stencilled Hairstreak) at Ainslie, ACT - 6 Feb 2019 by jbromilow50
Macrobathra desmotoma ( A Cosmet moth) at Ainslie, ACT - 2 Feb 2019 by jbromilow50
Ancita sp. (genus) (Longicorn or longhorn beetle) at Ainslie, ACT - 2 Feb 2019 by jbromilow50
Rhinotia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Rhinotia weevil) at Ainslie, ACT - 25 Jan 2019 by jbromilow50
Tiliqua rugosa (Shingleback Lizard) at Ainslie, ACT - 24 Jan 2019 by jbromilow50
Rubus anglocandicans (Blackberry) at Ainslie, ACT - 16 Dec 2018 by JessGio
Philobota undescribed species near arabella (A concealer moth) at Ainslie, ACT - 14 Oct 2018 by jbromilow50
Episcaphula australis (Fungus beetle) at Ainslie, ACT - 14 Oct 2018 by jbromilow50
Polyporus arcularius at Ainslie, ACT - 17 Sep 2018 by jbromilow50
Episcaphula australis (Fungus beetle) at Ainslie, ACT - 30 Aug 2018 by jbromilow50
Chrysocephalum semipapposum (Clustered Everlasting) at Ainslie, ACT - 21 May 2017 by W
Asperula conferta (Common Woodruff) at Ainslie, ACT - 18 Oct 2014 by AaronClausen
Ajuga australis (Austral Bugloss) at Ainslie, ACT - 18 Oct 2014 by AaronClausen
Lomandra multiflora (Many-flowered Matrush) at Ainslie, ACT - 18 Oct 2014 by AaronClausen
Lomandra multiflora (Many-flowered Matrush) at Ainslie, ACT - 18 Oct 2014 by AaronClausen
Goodenia pinnatifida (Scrambled Eggs) at Ainslie, ACT - 18 Oct 2014 by AaronClausen
Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Ainslie, ACT - 18 Oct 2014 by AaronClausen
Ajuga australis (Austral Bugloss) at Ainslie, ACT - 12 Sep 2014 by APB

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 25 Jan 2019 05:17 PM Recorded on
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