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Unidentified at suppressed - 24 Mar 2021
Unidentified at suppressed - 24 Mar 2021
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Identification history

Nearcha aridaria 25 Mar 2021 donhe
Nearcha curtaria 25 Mar 2021 ibaird
Unidentified 25 Mar 2021 jb2602

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jb2602 wrote:
   25 Mar 2021
Similar markings to male Nearcha aridaria. Filament antennae; Faint markings but fringe looks very intact suggesting moth is fresh; Large kink in lower line; Faint discal circle; Distinct spot at base of forewing; Discal spots on ventral side of both wings. Just a hint of a hookwing. Female Nearcha aridaria has filament antennae but virtually no markings.
ibaird wrote:
   25 Mar 2021
CNM sighting No 4349853 has a filmentous antennae and shows not too dissimilar markings, although I agree and note the Moths of Victoria illustrations of the N. aridaria female show a much plainer, mottled female. Perhaps both sighting 4349853 and this one are actually N. curtaria females which Moths of Victoria show are not plain and have curved markings on the forewing similar to the above.
donhe wrote:
   25 Mar 2021
The underside photo shows a rounded hindwing apex, which I think MOV implies is a good feature to distinguish N. aridaria from N. curtaria.
ibaird wrote:
   25 Mar 2021
Be that as it may, but if this is a female Nearcha genus, moth, the forewing pattern looks quite unlike the examples given for N. aridaria on MOV.
donhe wrote:
   25 Mar 2021
Looking at the BOLD webpages for N. aridaria and N. curtaria, I think the forewing pattern is more variable than the shape of the hindwing.

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Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 24 Mar 2021 10:58 PM Recorded on
  • jb2602 Recorded by

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