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Noctuidae (family)

A cutworm or owlet moth at suppressed

Noctuidae (family) at suppressed - 23 Dec 2020
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Identification history

Noctuidae (family) 4 Jan 2021 donhe
Noctuidae (family) 4 Jan 2021 GlennCocking
Lepidoptera sp. unclassified ADULT moth 25 Dec 2020 donhe
Unidentified 24 Dec 2020 sciencegal

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6 comments

ibaird wrote:
   24 Dec 2020
No photo visible.
sciencegal wrote:
   24 Dec 2020
Sorry not sure why it didn't upload
sciencegal wrote:
   24 Dec 2020
Best info i can get is possibly from this genus Helicoverpa
donhe wrote:
   24 Dec 2020
Maybe a system glitch. Seems OK now. The hindwing underside pattern looks consistent with many Heliothinae.
ibaird wrote:
   24 Dec 2020
Yes, but underwing hindwing photos on Lepidoptera Buttefly House for Helicoperva puntigera and H, armigera and Mythimna convecta do not show a black dot which is present here.
   4 Jan 2021
After looking under 20 or so species, I think Dasygaster and Proteuxoa are the most likely genera.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 23 Dec 2020 06:55 AM Recorded on
  • sciencegal Recorded by

Additional information

  • It appeared to be unfolding its wings to dry. Associated Insect
  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size

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