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Abantiades (genus)

1 A Swift or Ghost moth at Bimberi Nature Reserve

Abantiades (genus) at Bimberi Nature Reserve - 20 Feb 2021
Abantiades (genus) at Bimberi Nature Reserve - 20 Feb 2021
Abantiades (genus) at Bimberi Nature Reserve - 20 Feb 2021
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Abantiades (genus) 21 Feb 2021 donhe
Abantiades (genus) 21 Feb 2021 ibaird
Abantiades labyrinthicus 21 Feb 2021 ibaird
Unidentified 21 Feb 2021 Christine

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A Ghost moth?? Was on the door/window of my car. When it flew off (not willingly) it looked like a microbat :)

3 comments

   21 Feb 2021
I remember hearing about this one yesterday.
ibaird wrote:
   21 Feb 2021
A female Abantiades sp, (genus) I think, The antennae a small and thin and the wing markings faint and abbreviated ansd moth is large in size - but this family is notorious for variations in colour and wing patterns within species. I have initially suggested A. labryinthicus considering likelihood and the Abantiades genus known distributions ( see Simonsen T.J 1918 CSIRO) , but A. magnficus is also a possibility. see also:
https://biocache.ala.org.au/occurrences/3192f93e-bb60-46c3-99e7-aebf0b43b718
   21 Feb 2021
A third species that has similar females is Abantiades latipennis. Males were seen in numbers at 1200m in the ranges further west earlier in the week. And also female Abantiades atripalpis inn April/May

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Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Bimberi Nature Reserve - 3 Apr 2021 by Christine
Tabanidae sp. (family) (Unidentified march or horse fly) at Bimberi Nature Reserve - 20 Feb 2021 by Christine
Kosciuscola cognatus (A grasshopper) at Bimberi Nature Reserve - 19 Feb 2021 by Christine
Drysdalia coronoides (White-lipped Snake) at Bimberi Nature Reserve - 10 Jan 2021 by HarveyPerkins
Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Bimberi Nature Reserve - 1 Apr 2019 by Christine
Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Bimberi Nature Reserve - 9 Mar 2019 by SWishart
Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Bimberi Nature Reserve - 20 Feb 2019 by JudithRoach
Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Woodland Tussock-skink) at Bimberi Nature Reserve - 11 Jan 2019 by RFYank
Cabasa pulchella (Robber fly) at Bimberi Nature Reserve - 11 Jan 2019 by HarveyPerkins
Dasypogoninae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified dasypogonine robber fly) at Bimberi Nature Reserve - 11 Jan 2019 by RFYank
Anthrax sp. (genus) (Unidentified Anthrax bee fly) at Bimberi Nature Reserve - 11 Jan 2019 by HarveyPerkins
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Bimberi Nature Reserve - 26 Dec 2018 by JohnBundock
Phalaenoides tristifica (Willow-herb Day-moth) at Bimberi Nature Reserve - 5 Dec 2018 by JohnBundock
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Bimberi Nature Reserve - 18 Nov 2018 by Christine
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Bimberi Nature Reserve - 18 Nov 2018 by JohnBundock
Gastrimargus musicus (Yellow-winged Locust or Grasshopper) at Bimberi Nature Reserve - 4 Feb 2018 by SWishart
Gastrimargus musicus (Yellow-winged Locust or Grasshopper) at Bimberi Nature Reserve - 4 Feb 2018 by SWishart
Tachinidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Bristle fly) at Bimberi Nature Reserve - 15 Dec 2017 by Judith Roach
Evaniidae sp. (family) (Hatchet wasp) at Bimberi Nature Reserve - 15 Dec 2017 by JudithRoach
Labium sp. (genus) (An Ichneumon wasp) at Bimberi Nature Reserve - 15 Dec 2017 by JudithRoach

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  • 20 Feb 2021 11:30 AM Recorded on
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