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Chlorocoma (genus)

Emerald moth at Latham, ACT

Chlorocoma (genus) at Latham, ACT - 15 Feb 2019
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Identification history

Chlorocoma (genus) 17 Feb 2019 ibaird
Chlorocoma (genus) 17 Feb 2019 donhe
Unidentified 16 Feb 2019 AlisonMilton

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6 comments

ibaird wrote:
   16 Feb 2019
To me there seem to be quite a few candidates for speci.es which would possibly match this caterpillar which show the same general 'inch worm ' characteristics within the family Geometridae. A side view showing the leg pattern would help more and a side-on of the mouth parts and or rear of the caterpillar.I am open to be corrected but have not been able to find an image of a species which matches this image.
   16 Feb 2019
I'll go out tomorrow and see if it is still there. I want to investigate some possible eggs in the same area anyway.
ibaird wrote:
   17 Feb 2019
Yes, rearing caterpillars and growing them out to adults on a collected native food plant would reveal a lots about many Australian moth species whose life histories are poorly known.
donhe wrote:
   17 Feb 2019
The two red horns on the head appears to be characteristic of Chlorocoma species, see
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/geom/geom-cats.html
ibaird wrote:
   17 Feb 2019
I did think it could be Chlorocoma, thanks for that piece of key information.
   18 Feb 2019
I went out but couldn't find it. Did find another wonderful caterpillar though. I grew the caterpillar up for sighting Geometer moth (Geometridae) Geometridae sp. (family) (Unidentified Geometer moths) on 10 Feb 2019 but the moth has not yet been identified.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 15 Feb 2019 10:14 AM Recorded on
  • AlisonMilton Recorded by

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  • Acacia Associated plant
  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size

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