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Lepidoscia characota

Lepidoscia characota at Paddys River, ACT

Lepidoscia characota at Paddys River, ACT - 12 Mar 2021
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Identification history

Lepidoscia characota 18 Mar 2021 donhe
Lepidoscia characota 18 Mar 2021 GlennCocking
Unidentified 17 Mar 2021 kasiaaus

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3 comments

donhe wrote:
   18 Mar 2021
Fuscicepsana fuscicepsana ?
kasiaaus wrote:
   18 Mar 2021
I think there are some minor differences from the other Lepidoscia characota sightings. I know that this moth is worn but it does not seem to have a white head and the dark bands seem slightly narrower. It may just be acceptable variation.
   19 Mar 2021
I was a bit doubtful too, but put it down to wear and tear. I don't think there are any scales left on the head.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 12 Mar 2021 10:28 PM Recorded on
  • kasiaaus Recorded by

Additional information

  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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