Ardozyga phloeodes

1 A Gelechioid moth at Holt, ACT

Ardozyga phloeodes at Holt, ACT - 12 Jan 2021
Ardozyga phloeodes at Holt, ACT - 12 Jan 2021
Ardozyga phloeodes at Holt, ACT - 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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  • Eucalytus macrorhynca trunk Associated plant
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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