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Phalaenoides glycinae

Grapevine Moth at Hackett, ACT

Phalaenoides glycinae at Hackett, ACT - 9 Jan 2021
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Identification history

Phalaenoides glycinae 10 Jan 2021 donhe
Phalaenoides glycinae 10 Jan 2021 MatthewFrawley
Unidentified 9 Jan 2021 allecy

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Author's notes

Several have fallen from the linden tree in our Hackett garden; presumably common


donhe wrote:
   10 Jan 2021
Are they actually feeding on Tilia sp (Malvaceae) ? I have not seen any reports of P. glycinae feeding on Malvaceae before. Please can you rear a couple of the larvae in captivity to check what the adult moth looks like ? You may have the larvae of a different Agaristinae.
allecy wrote:
   10 Jan 2021
Thanks! I haven't actually seen them feeding, only under the tree. This one appeared on my thigh when I was sitting in a chair under the tree, and I assumed it had dropped from the tree, but it might have crawled up my jeans. I now think I may have cleared up the mystery of what they are feeding on, after a quick bit of web research on the Grapevine moth. I see that We have a substantial amount of a plant that this larva sometimes feeds on Parthenocissus tricuspidata, and we have an extensive expanse of what looks to my untutored eye like that plant next to the tree. So it may have come from there. I have been looking for more of the caterpillars today, but no luck so far. I will certainly try my hand at rearing the larva, but have never done that before, so any hints on how to keep it alive would be much appreciated. I'd love to rear it to adulthood. I currently have it in a 30x 18 cm aquarium with leaves, some sticks, and a bit of dirt in it.
donhe wrote:
   10 Jan 2021
Rearing is just common sense. There are some hints at
allecy wrote:
   10 Jan 2021
Thanks for the website

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 9 Jan 2021 12:32 PM Recorded on
  • allecy Recorded by

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  • Linden tree Associated plant
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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