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Thoracolopha verecunda

A Noctuid moth (group) at Forde, ACT

Thoracolopha verecunda at Forde, ACT - 6 Nov 2020
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Thoracolopha verecunda 9 Nov 2020 donhe
Thoracolopha verecunda 8 Nov 2020 ibaird
Unidentified 8 Nov 2020 kasiaaus

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ibaird wrote:
   8 Nov 2020
The Australian Faunal Directory continues to treat Proteuxoa (genus) as a synonym of Thoracolopha (genus). However in their revision of both genera, Moths of Victoria treat both moths currently known in the CNM taxonomy as P. verecunda and T. flexirena diffrently moving them both the the Thoracolopha genus, namely T. verecunda and T. flexirena, respectively. This is because the MoV authors have treated species with a dark scale patch in the forewing as Thoracolopha rather than Proteuxoa. Consequently a PDF which accompanies their recently pubished Part 9 entiled: 'Proteuxoa and Thoracalopha. Identification of Thoracolopha spp' 3/3 gives an illustrated guide for distinguishing T. verecunda from T. flexirena based on the characteristic shape of the dark scale patch in the forewing. Looking at that guide I think this moth looks more like 'verecunda' than 'flexirena'. Pending any future consensus decision to change the CNM taxonomy I suggest P. verecunda for this sighting.

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Athetis tenuis (A Noctuid moth) at Forde, ACT - 6 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus
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Barea phaeomochla (Barea phaeomochla) at Forde, ACT - 6 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus
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Agriophara platyscia (A Concealer moth) at Forde, ACT - 6 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus
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Spilonota-group (A Tortricid moth) at Forde, ACT - 6 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus
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Chlorocoma melocrossa (Cream-fringed Emerald) at Forde, ACT - 6 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus
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Spilonota-group (A Tortricid moth) at Forde, ACT - 6 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus
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Spilonota-group (A Tortricid moth) at Forde, ACT - 6 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus
Etiella behrii (Lucerne Seed Web Moth) at Forde, ACT - 6 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus
Macrobathra (genus) (A cosmet moth) at Forde, ACT - 6 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus
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Cotula australis (Common Cotula, Carrot Weed) at Forde, ACT - 6 Nov 2020 by JSchofield
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Perala viridis (Spring buzzer) at Forde, ACT - 4 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus
Ptochostola microphaeellus (A Crambid moth) at Forde, ACT - 4 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus
Ptochostola microphaeellus (A Crambid moth) at Forde, ACT - 4 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus
Paropsisterna cloelia (Eucalyptus variegated beetle) at Forde, ACT - 4 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 6 Nov 2020 10:37 PM Recorded on
  • kasiaaus Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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