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Oreixenica lathoniella

Silver Xenica at Namadgi National Park

Oreixenica lathoniella at Namadgi National Park - 9 Mar 2019
Oreixenica lathoniella at Namadgi National Park - 9 Mar 2019
Oreixenica lathoniella at Namadgi National Park - 9 Mar 2019
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Identification history

Oreixenica lathoniella 13 Mar 2019 SuziBond
Oreixenica lathoniella 12 Mar 2019 SWishart

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Author's notes

From first to third photo is around 50 secs in which time the butterfly moved from the grass to the shrub - when I looked at the photos on my laptop, it looks like she was going to lay an egg and might have laid it on the Leafy Bossiaea (there is a blurred green spot on a twig). While she was the only one on the bush overall this was the most common butterfly on Mt Aggie.

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SuziBond wrote:
   14 Mar 2019
This species uses Poa grass as their larval food plant, nice record. Mt Aggie is a good spot for Silver Xenica!

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Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Feb 2021 by Christine Oreixenica lathoniella (Silver Xenica) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Feb 2021 by Christine Heteronympha penelope (Shouldered Brown) at Namadgi National Park - 19 Feb 2021 by Christine Geitoneura klugii (Marbled Xenica) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Jan 2021 by HarveyPerkins Neolucia hobartensis (Montane Heath-blue) at Namadgi National Park - 26 Dec 2019 by JohnBundock Neolucia hobartensis (Montane Heath-blue) at Namadgi National Park - 26 Dec 2019 by JohnBundock Neolucia hobartensis (Montane Heath-blue) at Namadgi National Park - 26 Dec 2019 by JohnBundock Mixochroa gratiosata (A geometerid moth) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Feb 2019 by JohnBundock Calopompilus sp. (genus) (Spider wasp) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Feb 2019 by JudithRoach Amorbus sp. (genus) (Tip bug) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Feb 2019 by JudithRoach Daptolestes sergius (Robber fly) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Feb 2019 by JudithRoach Daptolestes sergius (Robber fly) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Feb 2019 by Judith Roach Austroaeschna multipunctata (Multi-spotted Darner) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Jan 2019 by HarveyPerkins Paradoxosomatidae sp. (family) (Millipede) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Jan 2019 by HarveyPerkins Austroaeschna atrata (Mountain Darner) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Jan 2019 by RFYank Pollanisus sp. (genus) (A Forester Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Jan 2019 by HarveyPerkins Acripeza reticulata (Mountain Katydid) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Jan 2019 by HarveyPerkins Trapezites phigalioides (Montane Ochre) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Jan 2019 by HarveyPerkins Eusynthemis guttata (Southern Tigertail) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Jan 2019 by RFYank Elateridae sp. (family) (Unidentified click beetle) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Jan 2019 by HarveyPerkins Daptolestes sergius (Robber fly) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Jan 2019 by HarveyPerkins Eurhynchus scabrior (A eurhynchine weevil) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Jan 2019 by HarveyPerkins Neolucia agricola (Fringed Heath-blue) at Namadgi National Park - 31 Dec 2018 by JohnBundock Austroaeschna pulchra (Forest Darner) at Namadgi National Park - 31 Dec 2018 by JohnBundock Persoonia subvelutina at Namadgi National Park - 18 Dec 2018 by JohnBundock Daptolestes limbipennis (A wasp-mimicking robber fly) at Namadgi National Park - 18 Dec 2018 by JohnBundock Heteropelma scaposum (Two-toned caterpillar parasite) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Dec 2018 by Judith Roach Mordella sp. (genus) (Pintail or tumbling flower beetle) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Dec 2018 by JudithRoach Taxeotis stereospila (Oval-spot Taxeotis) at Namadgi National Park - 5 Dec 2018 by JohnBundock Chrysolarentia polyxantha (Yellow Carpet Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Feb 2018 by HarveyPerkins Austroaeschna inermis (Whitewater Darner) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Feb 2018 by HarveyPerkins Austroaeschna pulchra (Forest Darner) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Feb 2018 by HarveyPerkins Hednota species near grammellus (Pyralid or snout moth) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Feb 2018 by HarveyPerkins Heteronympha solandri (Solander's Brown) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Feb 2018 by HarveyPerkins Chrysolarentia polyxantha (Yellow Carpet Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Feb 2018 by HarveyPerkins Cylindromyia sp. (genus) (Bristle fly) at Namadgi National Park - 4 Feb 2018 by SWishart Taxeotis stereospila (Oval-spot Taxeotis) at Namadgi National Park - 4 Feb 2018 by SWishart Acripeza reticulata (Mountain Katydid) at Namadgi National Park - 4 Feb 2018 by SWishart Scopula (genus) (A wave moth) at Namadgi National Park - 4 Feb 2018 by JohnBundock Austroaeschna pulchra (Forest Darner) at Namadgi National Park - 4 Feb 2018 by JohnBundock Geitoneura klugii (Marbled Xenica) at Namadgi National Park - 21 Dec 2017 by JohnBundock Epidesmia hypenaria (Long-nosed Epidesmia) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins Taxeotis stereospila (Oval-spot Taxeotis) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins Geitoneura klugii (Marbled Xenica) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins Chrysolarentia correlata (Yellow Carpet) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins Notoaeschna sagittata (Southern Riffle Darner) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins Chrysolarentia severata (Finely-lined Carpet) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins Dictyotus caenosus (Brown Shield Bug) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Dec 2017 by JudithRoach Caedicia sp. (genus) (Katydid) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2017 by HarveyPerkins Lissopimpla excelsa (Orchid dupe wasp) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2017 by HarveyPerkins Austroaeschna atrata (Mountain Darner) at Namadgi National Park - 14 Jan 2017 by HarveyPerkins Xyloperga sp. (genus) (Sawfly, Spitfire) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Jan 2017 by HarveyPerkins Psychidae sp. (family) (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Jan 2017 by HarveyPerkins Neolucia agricola (Fringed Heath-blue) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Jan 2017 by HarveyPerkins Trapezites phigalioides (Montane Ochre) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Jan 2017 by HarveyPerkins Oedaleus australis (Australian Oedaleus) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Jan 2017 by HarveyPerkins Austroaeschna multipunctata (Multi-spotted Darner) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Jan 2017 by HarveyPerkins Leptogaster sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Jan 2017 by HarveyPerkins Cabasa pulchella (Robber fly) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Jan 2017 by HarveyPerkins Dianella tasmanica (Tasman Flax Lily) at Namadgi National Park - 9 Dec 2016 by JohnBundock Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Namadgi National Park - 17 Jan 2016 by HarveyPerkins Austroaeschna multipunctata (Multi-spotted Darner) at Namadgi National Park - 17 Jan 2016 by HarveyPerkins Harpobittacus australis (Hangingfly) at Namadgi National Park - 17 Jan 2016 by HarveyPerkins Persoonia subvelutina at Namadgi National Park - 17 Jan 2016 by HarveyPerkins Notoaeschna sagittata (Southern Riffle Darner) at Namadgi National Park - 17 Jan 2016 by HarveyPerkins Austroaeschna inermis (Whitewater Darner) at Namadgi National Park - 16 Jan 2016 by HarveyPerkins
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Feb 2021 by Christine
Oreixenica lathoniella (Silver Xenica) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Feb 2021 by Christine
Heteronympha penelope (Shouldered Brown) at Namadgi National Park - 19 Feb 2021 by Christine
Geitoneura klugii (Marbled Xenica) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Jan 2021 by HarveyPerkins
Neolucia hobartensis (Montane Heath-blue) at Namadgi National Park - 26 Dec 2019 by JohnBundock
Neolucia hobartensis (Montane Heath-blue) at Namadgi National Park - 26 Dec 2019 by JohnBundock
Neolucia hobartensis (Montane Heath-blue) at Namadgi National Park - 26 Dec 2019 by JohnBundock
Mixochroa gratiosata (A geometerid moth) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Feb 2019 by JohnBundock
Calopompilus sp. (genus) (Spider wasp) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Feb 2019 by JudithRoach
Amorbus sp. (genus) (Tip bug) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Feb 2019 by JudithRoach
Daptolestes sergius (Robber fly) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Feb 2019 by JudithRoach
Daptolestes sergius (Robber fly) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Feb 2019 by Judith Roach
Austroaeschna multipunctata (Multi-spotted Darner) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Jan 2019 by HarveyPerkins
Paradoxosomatidae sp. (family) (Millipede) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Jan 2019 by HarveyPerkins
Austroaeschna atrata (Mountain Darner) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Jan 2019 by RFYank
Pollanisus sp. (genus) (A Forester Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Jan 2019 by HarveyPerkins
Acripeza reticulata (Mountain Katydid) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Jan 2019 by HarveyPerkins
Trapezites phigalioides (Montane Ochre) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Jan 2019 by HarveyPerkins
Eusynthemis guttata (Southern Tigertail) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Jan 2019 by RFYank
Elateridae sp. (family) (Unidentified click beetle) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Jan 2019 by HarveyPerkins
Daptolestes sergius (Robber fly) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Jan 2019 by HarveyPerkins
Eurhynchus scabrior (A eurhynchine weevil) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Jan 2019 by HarveyPerkins
Neolucia agricola (Fringed Heath-blue) at Namadgi National Park - 31 Dec 2018 by JohnBundock
Austroaeschna pulchra (Forest Darner) at Namadgi National Park - 31 Dec 2018 by JohnBundock
Persoonia subvelutina at Namadgi National Park - 18 Dec 2018 by JohnBundock
Daptolestes limbipennis (A wasp-mimicking robber fly) at Namadgi National Park - 18 Dec 2018 by JohnBundock
Heteropelma scaposum (Two-toned caterpillar parasite) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Dec 2018 by Judith Roach
Mordella sp. (genus) (Pintail or tumbling flower beetle) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Dec 2018 by JudithRoach
Taxeotis stereospila (Oval-spot Taxeotis) at Namadgi National Park - 5 Dec 2018 by JohnBundock
Chrysolarentia polyxantha (Yellow Carpet Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Feb 2018 by HarveyPerkins
Austroaeschna inermis (Whitewater Darner) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Feb 2018 by HarveyPerkins
Austroaeschna pulchra (Forest Darner) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Feb 2018 by HarveyPerkins
Hednota species near grammellus (Pyralid or snout moth) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Feb 2018 by HarveyPerkins
Heteronympha solandri (Solander's Brown) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Feb 2018 by HarveyPerkins
Chrysolarentia polyxantha (Yellow Carpet Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Feb 2018 by HarveyPerkins
Cylindromyia sp. (genus) (Bristle fly) at Namadgi National Park - 4 Feb 2018 by SWishart
Taxeotis stereospila (Oval-spot Taxeotis) at Namadgi National Park - 4 Feb 2018 by SWishart
Acripeza reticulata (Mountain Katydid) at Namadgi National Park - 4 Feb 2018 by SWishart
Scopula (genus) (A wave moth) at Namadgi National Park - 4 Feb 2018 by JohnBundock
Austroaeschna pulchra (Forest Darner) at Namadgi National Park - 4 Feb 2018 by JohnBundock
Geitoneura klugii (Marbled Xenica) at Namadgi National Park - 21 Dec 2017 by JohnBundock
Epidesmia hypenaria (Long-nosed Epidesmia) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Taxeotis stereospila (Oval-spot Taxeotis) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Geitoneura klugii (Marbled Xenica) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Chrysolarentia correlata (Yellow Carpet) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Notoaeschna sagittata (Southern Riffle Darner) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Chrysolarentia severata (Finely-lined Carpet) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Dictyotus caenosus (Brown Shield Bug) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Dec 2017 by JudithRoach
Caedicia sp. (genus) (Katydid) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Lissopimpla excelsa (Orchid dupe wasp) at Namadgi National Park - 15 Jan 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Austroaeschna atrata (Mountain Darner) at Namadgi National Park - 14 Jan 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Xyloperga sp. (genus) (Sawfly, Spitfire) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Jan 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Psychidae sp. (family) (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Jan 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Neolucia agricola (Fringed Heath-blue) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Jan 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Trapezites phigalioides (Montane Ochre) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Jan 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Oedaleus australis (Australian Oedaleus) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Jan 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Austroaeschna multipunctata (Multi-spotted Darner) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Jan 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Leptogaster sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Jan 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Cabasa pulchella (Robber fly) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Jan 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Dianella tasmanica (Tasman Flax Lily) at Namadgi National Park - 9 Dec 2016 by JohnBundock
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Namadgi National Park - 17 Jan 2016 by HarveyPerkins
Austroaeschna multipunctata (Multi-spotted Darner) at Namadgi National Park - 17 Jan 2016 by HarveyPerkins
Harpobittacus australis (Hangingfly) at Namadgi National Park - 17 Jan 2016 by HarveyPerkins
Persoonia subvelutina at Namadgi National Park - 17 Jan 2016 by HarveyPerkins
Notoaeschna sagittata (Southern Riffle Darner) at Namadgi National Park - 17 Jan 2016 by HarveyPerkins
Austroaeschna inermis (Whitewater Darner) at Namadgi National Park - 16 Jan 2016 by HarveyPerkins

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 9 Mar 2019 01:39 PM Recorded on
  • SWishart Recorded by

Additional information

  • Poa grass initially and then Leafy Bossiaea (Bossiaea foliosa) if that is the really common bush on Mt Aggie Associated plant
  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size
  • Female Gender
  • Egg laying Breeding behaviour

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