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A Crambid moth at Aranda, ACT

Metasia (genus) at Aranda, ACT - 14 Nov 2019
Metasia (genus) at Aranda, ACT - 14 Nov 2019
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Identification history

Metasia (genus) 15 Nov 2019 ibaird
Metasia (genus) 14 Nov 2019 donhe
Unidentified 14 Nov 2019 Jubeyjubes

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ibaird wrote:
   15 Nov 2019
Looks somewhat like Metasia tiasalis, but both the ALA amd Bold Systems 4 show M. tiasalis as a northern NSW and far north Qld species.
donhe wrote:
   15 Nov 2019
I think the shape of the hindwing tornus of Metasia tiasalis differs from that of this specimen.
Bearing in mind that BOLD shows a dozen unnamed Australian Metasia species from as far south as Tasmania, and that this photograph does not appear to have an ideal orientation or illumination, I thought we might just leave it as Metasia species.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 14 Nov 2019 08:02 PM Recorded on
  • Jubeyjubes Recorded by
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