Fraus fusca

1 Mountain Fraus at Namadgi National Park

Fraus fusca at Namadgi National Park - 20 Feb 2021
Fraus fusca at Namadgi National Park - 20 Feb 2021
Fraus fusca at Namadgi National Park - 20 Feb 2021
Fraus fusca at Namadgi National Park - 20 Feb 2021
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Identification history

Fraus fusca 10 Apr 2024 donhe
Fraus fusca 10 Apr 2024 michaelb
Fraus (genus) 9 Apr 2024 ibaird
Fraus fusca 21 Feb 2021 GlennCocking
Unidentified 21 Feb 2021 Christine

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User's notes

Photos of two different individuals, but i assume same species. Quite a few of these flying around.

4 comments

ibaird wrote:
   21 Feb 2021
Altough the species is variable, the visible markings suggest Fraus crocea.
GlennCocking wrote:
   21 Feb 2021
Fraus fusca has many records from ACT and southern tablelands. Fraus crocea is more from the coast and nearby mountains. Fraus fusca is rich brown in colour (photo 2 has natural colours, the others are overlaid pinkish) with a solid discal spot (photos three and four. Fraus crocea is usually more reddish brown and with a light centre to the discal spot.
donhe wrote:
   21 Feb 2021
Hi Christine,
Just to let you know that I added a copy of one of your photos from this sighting to our webpage
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/hepi/fusca.html
Hope you approve?,
Don
ibaird wrote:
   9 Apr 2024
This record has been, I believe, correctly identified as Fraus fusca but Fraus fusca is a species which should appear in the taxonomy as Hepialidae not in Other Moths. I need the cooperation of another Moth Moderator to solve this problem, I have suggested (above) this record's ID sould be Fraus (genus), Another moth moderator can approve this interim ID now, after which the record and Fraus fusca may be deleted from 'Other moths' then a correct new taxon could created in Hepialidae for Fraus fusca. Do I have anaccomplice? If this doesn't work we will need to ask michaelb to fix this for us.

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  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 20 Feb 2021 10:59 AM Recorded on
  • Christine Recorded by

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  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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