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Cleora displicata

A Geometrid moth at Conder, ACT

Cleora displicata at Conder, ACT - 31 Oct 2019

Identification history

Cleora displicata 10 Nov 2019 ibaird
Cleora displicata 9 Nov 2019 donhe
Cleora sp. (genus) 9 Nov 2019 ibaird
Unidentified 9 Nov 2019 michaelb

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Conder, ACT

4 comments

   9 Nov 2019
It's probably the common Cleora dispicata, as I think are most of all our "Cleora sp" records
ibaird wrote:
   9 Nov 2019
I note the Moths of Victoria authors were not prepared to name any species as either C. Illustria, C. displicata or C. goldfinchi, but they do provide a suggested to key to 4 Cleora spp, named 'Cleora 1-4.' If the Cleora identifications on the ALA are correct then there would be three named Cleora spp potentially for Canberra as mapped: C. illustria, C. displicata and goldfinchi (presumably a smaller, plainer species). When I look at Cleora illustria and displicata on the ALA they seem highly variable to me to the point Il am not confident to distinguish them., but I could apply the MOV key. MOV say C. illustria apparently matches their Cleora 1 in some collections, and their Sp. 2 show similarities to C. displicata. But MOV say their Sp. 3 does not match any named species,, but their species 4 is apparently a small, plainer looking species which they seem to imply may be equivalent to C. goldfinchi. I notice iNaturalist apparently recognises all the named Cleora species including C. displicata which the ALA also uses, however several species e;g. C.injectaria, sabulata etc. are not shown as occurring in Canberra.
donhe wrote:
   10 Nov 2019
Ian : do not leave us in suspense: applying the key : which is it : 1, 2, 3, or 4?
ibaird wrote:
   10 Nov 2019
Applying the Victorian key is not easy not least because this appears to be a battered specimen and its probably a female (i.e the key for Sp.1/vs C. illustria ) relies on detailed male features. However the key for distinguishing Sp. 1 and Sp. 2 (see file: 'Cleora 2') suggest to me that this is more likely Sp.2 than Sp.1 i/.e no sharp kink in forewing outer lie, well defined oval discal spots on fore and hind wings and a scalloped hindwing line. There are also apparently some faint buff patches. Therefore, giventhat a diagnosis of 'Sp.2" is more or less consistent with C. displicata, I'm happy with calling it that!

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.101428-35.464681
  • Altitude 620.0m
  • Places Conder, ACT

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 31 Oct 2019 Recorded on
  • michaelb Recorded by

Additional information

  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size
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