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Lepidoscia cataphracta

A Case moth at Wanniassa Hill

Lepidoscia cataphracta at Wanniassa Hill - 28 Nov 2020
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Identification history

Lepidoscia cataphracta 28 Nov 2020 donhe
Lepidoscia cataphracta 28 Nov 2020 ibaird
Lepidoscia (genus) 28 Nov 2020 ibaird
Unidentified 28 Nov 2020 Liam.m

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4 comments

ibaird wrote:
   28 Nov 2020
While L. cataphracta is variable in its forewing pattern thare are examples of this species on both iNaturalist and the ALA which closely match this specimen.
donhe wrote:
   28 Nov 2020
Too blurred for me to see whether it has upturned labial palps or not.
Liam.m wrote:
   28 Nov 2020
Sorry for poor quality, sun was setting quickly at the time
ibaird wrote:
   28 Nov 2020
I have assumed there are no uptuned labial palpi visible and there is a 'small, hairy head' indicating Psychidae is possible. ( Zborowski and Edwards 2007).

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 28 Nov 2020 08:23 AM Recorded on
  • Liam.m Recorded by

Additional information

  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size
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