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Ardozyga phloeodes

1 A Gelechioid moth at Aranda Bushland

Ardozyga phloeodes at Aranda Bushland - 12 Jan 2021
Ardozyga phloeodes at Aranda Bushland - 12 Jan 2021
Ardozyga phloeodes at Aranda Bushland - 12 Jan 2021
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Ardozyga phloeodes 12 Jan 2021 donhe
Ardozyga phloeodes 12 Jan 2021 ibaird
Ardozyga (genus) 12 Jan 2021 CathB

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Amazingly camouflaged on stringybark trunk

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ibaird wrote:
   12 Jan 2021
Yes, it does look like an Ardozyga sp. several of which look quite similar.
ibaird wrote:
   12 Jan 2021
Of those I can see on the ALA it seems to be a good match for Ardozyga phloeodes. Interestingly several photos of this species on iNaturalist seem to indicate it favours stringybark like substrates similar to your photo. However, so far most postings online are for SE Queensland but there is one posting for as far south as Newcastle indicating a broader range. The evidence from Bold Systems 4 (museum specimens) indicates it does indeed have a broader range including southern and eastern Australia with one specimen from the ACT. Perhaps given it apparently favours stringybark or similar substrates its easily overlooked.
donhe wrote:
   12 Jan 2021
also very like Procometis phloeodes.
ibaird wrote:
   12 Jan 2021
Yes does also look similar to Procometis phloeodes. But I think the length of the palps and the antennae are a better match for A. phloeodes.

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Trachymela sp. (genus) (Brown button beetle) at Aranda Bushland - 18 Feb 2021 by CathB
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Camponotus intrepidus (Flumed Sugar Ant) at Aranda Bushland - 5 Dec 2020 by MattFox
Australiphthiria hilaris (Slender Bee Fly) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Dec 2020 by CathB
Chironomidae sp. (family) (Midge) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Oct 2020 by CathB
Aglaopus pyrrhata (Leaf Moth) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Oct 2020 by CathB
Hecatesia fenestrata (Common Whistling Moth) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Oct 2020 by CathB
Castiarina decemmaculata (Ten-spot Jewel Beetle) at Aranda Bushland - 13 Oct 2020 by CathB
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Drosera auriculata (Tall Sundew) at Aranda Bushland - 21 Sep 2020 by CathB
Stylidium graminifolium (Grass Triggerplant) at Aranda Bushland - 10 Sep 2020 by Tammy
Spilonota-group (A Tortricid moth) at Aranda Bushland - 29 Aug 2020 by CathB
Tapinoma sp. (genus) (Dwarf Pedicel Ant) at Aranda Bushland - 29 Aug 2020 by CathB
Hovea heterophylla (Common Hovea) at Aranda Bushland - 28 Aug 2020 by dwise
Amanita sp. at Aranda Bushland - 12 May 2020 by Tammy
Strepsicrates macropetana (Eucalyptus Leafroller) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Mar 2020 by CathB
Pseudopenthes fenestrata (Window-winged bee fly) at Aranda Bushland - 18 Jan 2020 by CathB
Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Aranda Bushland - 10 Nov 2019 by CathB
Gasteruption sp. (genus) (Gasteruptiid wasp) at Aranda Bushland - 10 Nov 2019 by CathB
Philophloeus sp. (genus) (Bark carab beetle) at Aranda Bushland - 29 Oct 2019 by CathB
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Goniaea sp. (genus) (A gumleaf grasshopper) at Aranda Bushland - 2 Oct 2019 by Kurt
Salticidae (family) (Unidentified Jumping spider) at Aranda Bushland - 18 Sep 2019 by CathB
Melobasis thoracica (A jewel beetle) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Sep 2019 by CathB
Anonychomyrma sp. (genus) (Black Cocktail Ant) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Sep 2019 by CathB
Badumna insignis (Black House Spider) at Aranda Bushland - 15 Apr 2019 by CathB
Goniaea sp. (genus) (A gumleaf grasshopper) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Apr 2019 by CathB
Podomyrma sp. (genus) (Muscleman Tree Ant) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Mar 2019 by CathB
Comptosia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Comptosia bee fly) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Mar 2019 by CathB
Chrysomelidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Leaf Beetle) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Dec 2018 by CathB
Reduviidae sp. (family) (An assassin bug) at Aranda Bushland - 19 Nov 2018 by CathB
Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Aranda Bushland - 16 Nov 2018 by CathB
Philobota sp near arabella (A concealer moth) at Aranda Bushland - 2 Oct 2018 by Alison Milton
Laetiporus portentosus at Aranda Bushland - 2 Oct 2018 by Alison Milton
Cicadellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified leafhopper) at Aranda Bushland - 7 Sep 2018 by CathB
Cicadellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified leafhopper) at Aranda Bushland - 7 Sep 2018 by CathB
Acacia vestita (Weeping Boree) at Aranda Bushland - 30 Jul 2018 by CathB
Jotus auripes (Jumping spider) at Aranda Bushland - 3 May 2018 by CathB
Myrmecia piliventris (Golden tail bull ant) at Aranda Bushland - 15 Apr 2018 by CathB
Philagra sp. (genus) (A spittlebug) at Aranda Bushland - 15 Apr 2018 by CathB
Arasia mollicoma (Flat-white Jumping Spider) at Aranda Bushland - 16 Mar 2018 by CathB
Eriophora pustulosa (Knobbled Orbweaver) at Aranda Bushland - 12 Mar 2018 by CathB
Gotra sp. (genus) (Unidentified Gotra ichneumon wasp) at Aranda Bushland - 12 Mar 2018 by CathB
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Aranda Bushland - 10 Feb 2018 by CathB
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Jan 2018 by CathB
Plectobela sp. (genus) (A concealer moth) at Aranda Bushland - 2 Jan 2018 by CathB
Harpobittacus australis (Hangingfly) at Aranda Bushland - 12 Nov 2017 by CathB
Leucopogon sp. (A Beard-heath) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Nov 2017 by CathB
Trapezites luteus (Yellow Ochre, Rare White-spot Skipper) at Aranda Bushland - 3 Nov 2017 by PeterR
Psychidae sp. (family) (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Aranda Bushland - 23 Oct 2017 by CathB
Urodacus manicatus (Black Rock Scorpion) at Aranda Bushland - 14 Oct 2017 by DerekC
Coryphistes ruricola (Bark grasshopper) at Aranda Bushland - 12 Oct 2017 by MattM
Araneus dimidiatus (Half Orb-weaver) at Aranda Bushland - 10 Oct 2017 by CathB
Lehtinelagia sp. (genus) (Flower Spider or Crab Spider) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Oct 2017 by CathB
Salticidae (family) (Unidentified Jumping spider) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Oct 2017 by CathB
Zygometis xanthogaster (Crab spider or Flower spider) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Oct 2017 by CathB
Lepidoscia (genus) (Unidentified cone case moth) at Aranda Bushland - 5 Oct 2017 by CathB
Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Aranda Bushland - 5 Oct 2017 by CathB
Psychidae sp. (family) (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Oct 2017 by CathB
Nyctemera amicus (Senecio or Magpie moth) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Sep 2017 by CathB
Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Aug 2017 by CathB
Dolophones sp. (genus) (Wrap-around spider) at Aranda Bushland - 13 Apr 2017 by CathB
Pseudomantis albofimbriata (False garden mantis) at Aranda Bushland - 24 Feb 2017 by CathB
Oxyopes sp. (genus) (Lynx spider) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Jan 2017 by CathB
Goodenia hederacea (Ivy Goodenia) at Aranda Bushland - 14 Feb 2016 by AaronClausen
Urodacus manicatus (Black Rock Scorpion) at Aranda Bushland - 14 Feb 2016 by AaronClausen
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Aranda Bushland - 14 Feb 2016 by AaronClausen
Dillwynia sericea (Egg and Bacon Peas) at Aranda Bushland - 17 Oct 2015 by MattM
Missulena occatoria (Red-headed Mouse Spider) at Aranda Bushland - 20 May 2015 by CathB
Macrotona australis (Common Macrotona Grasshopper) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Feb 2015 by CathB
Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Aranda Bushland - 17 Mar 2012 by CathB

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 12 Jan 2021 08:22 AM Recorded on
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  • Eucalytus macrorhynca trunk Associated plant
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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