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Miscera homotona

1 A Little Bear moth (family Brachodidae) at Black Mountain

Miscera homotona at Black Mountain - 23 Feb 2021
Miscera homotona at Black Mountain - 23 Feb 2021
Miscera homotona at Black Mountain - 23 Feb 2021
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Miscera homotona 23 Feb 2021 donhe
Miscera homotona 23 Feb 2021 ibaird
Brachodidae Miscera homotona 23 Feb 2021 Roger

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After looking at iNaturalist and ALA, this moth appears to be in the family Brachodidae, subfamily Brachodinae species Miscera homotona

7 comments

ibaird wrote:
   23 Feb 2021
There are records on the ALA for Queensland and the ACT. The most recent record there was described as 'Central Canberra', date 31/1/2021 by Donald Hobern.
   24 Feb 2021
The appearance of this species on Black Mountain is very interesting, as it had previously only been recorded in Queensland. It has been recorded a few other times on Black Mountain in between the iNAT record and this one. Roger, was your moth perched in the powerline clearing?
dhobern wrote:
   24 Feb 2021
Note from Donald Hobern - I didn't describe it as "Central Canberra" (on iNaturalist) - that was just how my coordinates got categorised somewhere.
ibaird wrote:
   24 Feb 2021
Note to Donald Hobern. Yes, I should have cited the details of your record which makes it very clear it was Black Mountain to 6m accuracy.
dhobern wrote:
   24 Feb 2021
No worries - I was just trying to be clear I hadn't seen one at the National Library or wherever ... I found the first one on 1 January some way to the south of the powerline trail. It was there again in the same place the next day. Glenn found several by sweeping in the same area. My most recent was on 31 January close to the powerline.
Roger wrote:
   24 Feb 2021
Yes it was under the powerlines, if you put these GPS co-ordinates into Mr google and go to satellite from the map it shows where I took the images. 35°15'40.896" S 149°5'32.524" E
dhobern wrote:
   24 Feb 2021
Thanks - that's to the west of either of the locations where I found them:

35°15'56.2"S 149°05'38.2"E
35°15'39.5"S 149°06'04.3"E

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Adoxotoma sp. (genus) (A jumping spider) at Black Mountain - 31 Mar 2021 by Roger
Oenosandra boisduvalii (Boisduval's Autumn Moth) at Black Mountain - 16 Mar 2021 by Roger
Zodariidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Ant spider or Spotted ground spider) at Black Mountain - 16 Mar 2021 by Roger
Delta bicinctum (Potter wasp) at Black Mountain - 8 Mar 2021 by Harrisi
Carphurus sp. (genus) (Soft-winged flower beetle) at Black Mountain - 8 Mar 2021 by Harrisi
Diphucrania leucosticta (White-flecked acacia jewel beetle) at Black Mountain - 3 Mar 2021 by Roger
Myrmarachne luctuosa (Polyrachis Ant Mimic Spider) at Black Mountain - 11 Feb 2021 by Harrisi
Crypsiphona ocultaria (Red-lined Looper Moth) at Black Mountain - 11 Feb 2021 by Harrisi
Nephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at Black Mountain - 5 Feb 2021 by Roger
Sandalodes scopifer (White-spotted Sandalodes) at Black Mountain - 3 Feb 2021 by Roger
Tetragnatha sp. (genus) (Long-jawed spider) at Black Mountain - 4 Jan 2021 by Roger
Atrapsalta furcilla (Southern Mountain Squeaker) at Black Mountain - 28 Dec 2020 by Christine
Myopsalta bassiana (Bassian Buzzer) at Black Mountain - 28 Dec 2020 by Christine
Platybrachys decemmacula (Green-faced gum hopper) at Black Mountain - 28 Dec 2020 by Christine
Yoyetta denisoni (Black Firetail Cicada) at Black Mountain - 28 Dec 2020 by Christine
Pauropsalta mneme (Alarm Clock Squawker) at Black Mountain - 28 Dec 2020 by Christine
Neoaratus hercules (Robber fly) at Black Mountain - 28 Dec 2020 by Christine
Dicranosterna immaculata (Acacia leaf beetle) at Black Mountain - 28 Dec 2020 by Christine
Pentatomidae (family) (Unidentified Shield or Stink bug) at Black Mountain - 28 Dec 2020 by Christine
Rhinotia phoenicoptera (Belid weevil) at Black Mountain - 28 Dec 2020 by Christine
Rhinotia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Rhinotia weevil) at Black Mountain - 28 Dec 2020 by Christine
Leptotarsus (Leptotarsus) sp.(genus) (A Crane Fly) at Black Mountain - 28 Dec 2020 by Christine
Ancita marginicollis (A longhorn beetle) at Black Mountain - 28 Dec 2020 by Christine
Harmonia conformis (Common Spotted Ladybird) at Black Mountain - 28 Dec 2020 by Christine
Daerlac cephalotes (Ant Mimicking Seedbug) at Black Mountain - 26 Dec 2020 by Roger
Podomyrma gratiosa (Muscleman tree ant) at Black Mountain - 24 Dec 2020 by Roger
Yoyetta timothyi (Brown Firetail Cicada) at Black Mountain - 24 Dec 2020 by Roger
Podomyrma adelaidae (Muscleman tree ant) at Black Mountain - 17 Dec 2020 by Roger
Comptosia apicalis (A bee fly) at Black Mountain - 13 Nov 2020 by Harrisi
Castiarina sexplagiata (Six-spotted Castiarina jewel beetle) at Black Mountain - 11 Nov 2020 by Harrisi
Castiarina erythroptera (Lycid Mimic Jewel Beetle) at Black Mountain - 11 Nov 2020 by Harrisi
Linaria pelisseriana (Pelisser's Toadflax) at Black Mountain - 9 Oct 2020 by HelenCross
Hakea decurrens subsp. decurrens (Bushy Needlewood) at Black Mountain - 13 Sep 2020 by AlisonMilton
Grevillea alpina (Mountain Grevillea / Cat's Claws Grevillea) at Black Mountain - 11 Sep 2020 by AllanS
Hakea decurrens subsp. decurrens (Bushy Needlewood) at Black Mountain - 11 Sep 2020 by AllanS
Hakea decurrens (Bushy Needlewood) at Black Mountain - 11 Sep 2020 by AllanS
Sandalodes superbus (Ludicra Jumping Spider) at Black Mountain - 4 Apr 2020 by tpreston
Parmeliaceae (A lichen family) at Black Mountain - 17 Nov 2017 by PeteWoodall
Usnea sp. (Old man's beard) at Black Mountain - 17 Nov 2017 by PeteWoodall
Leptospermum multicaule (Teatree) at Black Mountain - 17 Nov 2017 by PeteWoodall
Trifolium campestre (Hop Clover) at Black Mountain - 17 Nov 2017 by PeteWoodall
Parmeliaceae (A lichen family) at Black Mountain - 17 Nov 2017 by PeteWoodall
Heterodea sp. (A lichen) at Black Mountain - 17 Nov 2017 by PeteWoodall
Epilobium billardierianum subsp. cinereum (Hairy Willow Herb) at Black Mountain - 17 Feb 2015 by RWPurdie

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 23 Feb 2021 10:31 AM Recorded on
  • Roger Recorded by

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  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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