Dasygaster padockina

Tasmanian Cutworm at Spence, ACT

Dasygaster padockina at Spence, ACT - 30 Oct 2019
Dasygaster padockina at Spence, ACT - 30 Oct 2019
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Identification history

Dasygaster padockina 31 Oct 2019 donhe
Dasygaster padockina 31 Oct 2019 GlennCocking
Agrotis infusa 30 Oct 2019 Laserchemisty

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5 comments

ibaird wrote:
   31 Oct 2019
Difficult angle from which to identify. Have you another shot from above? Looks to me to be a bit too short and stocky to be A. infusa.
Laserchemisty wrote:
   31 Oct 2019
Unfortunately no, I couldn’t get a photo of it without the glass in the way. Getting a few medium sized brown moths hanging around lately.
GlennCocking wrote:
   1 Nov 2019
Not sure because of the angle, but I think this is the species
donhe wrote:
   1 Nov 2019
Dasygaster paddockina does not have the outlined chevrons near the base of the forewing, like this has. These are charcateristic of Agrotis infusa.
ibaird wrote:
   1 Nov 2019
Judging by the postings on the ALA for D padockina it is a variable species and quite a few have chevrons in evidence at the base of the forewing, others are plain (-there is an out of place M. convecta there too!) . I am not sure but I think the general colouration, the white bordered ''blob' mark in the wing and the checkered forewing outer margin are suggestive of D, padockina to me. See:
https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:8770492b-ee4c-4bec-b319-cb8d8fb0a492#gallery

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  • 30 Oct 2019 07:47 PM Recorded on
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