Epicoma melanosticta

Common Epicoma at Cook, ACT

Epicoma melanosticta at Cook, ACT - 27 Aug 2019
Epicoma melanosticta at Cook, ACT - 27 Aug 2019
Epicoma melanosticta at Cook, ACT - 27 Aug 2019
Epicoma melanosticta at Cook, ACT - 27 Aug 2019
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Identification history

Epicoma melanosticta 30 Aug 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 30 Aug 2019 CathB

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2 comments

donhe wrote:
   31 Aug 2019
The hairs do not appear to come from the pale verrucae characteristic of Anthelidae larvae.
I think this is more likely a Thaumetopoeinae larva
donhe wrote:
   31 Aug 2019
The absence of long white hairs suggests that this is Epicoma melanosticta (not Epicoma melanospila), however CNM will not allow me to suggest this as a Missing Species !!!

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  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 27 Aug 2019 04:42 PM Recorded on
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  • Eucalyptus blakelyi Associated plant
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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