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Chloroclystis metallospora

Chloroclystis metallospora at Melba, ACT

Chloroclystis metallospora at Melba, ACT - 30 Apr 2021
Chloroclystis metallospora at Melba, ACT - 30 Apr 2021
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Chloroclystis metallospora 4 May 2021 donhe
Chloroclystis metallospora 3 May 2021 kasiaaus

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ibaird wrote:
   4 May 2021
I have my doubts this is C. metallospora given it does not seem to match closely other C. metallospora photoes. No convincing match with other Chloriclystis species yet found, however.
donhe wrote:
   4 May 2021
I think it matches Ken's photo of male at
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/lare/metallospora.html
but I agree the postmedial line has a double peak compared to the single peak in his photo of a female.
The photos on BOLD seem to be split between some with a double and some a single peak.
I suggest this is sexual dimorphism.
ibaird wrote:
   4 May 2021
There are other differences. The shape of boundary at the base of the forewing between the light and dark areas of the forewing is completely different: straight across in Ken Harris' CNM example, but not so in the LBH example (which I think is typical of the species I see elsewhere). There is quite an acute angle between the main forewing line and the costa on LBH (especially the RHS) whereas its virtually at right angles in the CNM example.
donhe wrote:
   5 May 2021
The main forewing line on Ken's upper photo on Coffs is incident on the costa at an acute angle on the right wing, but at right angles on the left wing. I interpret that as indicating that the right wing is slightly rolled along the costa, and would be seen to be at right angles if the right wing was flat. Meanwhile I think the basal lines and boundaries are all vague, variable, and abraded, and not diagnostic.
   12 Jun 2021
Don't forget the moth's name. When viewed from the right angle this species displays tiny metallic reflective scales. But their absence in a photo doesn't negate C. metallospora, it might just be the wrong angle.

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Agrotis infusa (Bogong Moth, Common Cutworm) at Melba, ACT - 10 May 2021 by kasiaaus
Fisera perplexata (Light-tan Crest-moth) at Melba, ACT - 9 May 2021 by kasiaaus
Chloroclystis filata (Filata Moth, Australian Pug Moth) at Melba, ACT - 9 May 2021 by kasiaaus
Agrotis ipsilon (Black Cutworm) at Melba, ACT - 9 May 2021 by kasiaaus
Scoparia cleodoralis (A Crambid moth) at Melba, ACT - 9 May 2021 by kasiaaus
Caloptilia azaleella (Azalea Leafminer) at Melba, ACT - 9 May 2021 by kasiaaus
Fisera perplexata (Light-tan Crest-moth) at Melba, ACT - 9 May 2021 by kasiaaus
Haplodyta polybotrya (A Concealer moth) at Melba, ACT - 8 May 2021 by kasiaaus
Sophta concavata (Varied Hookwing) at Melba, ACT - 7 May 2021 by kasiaaus
Epiphyas postvittana (Light Brown Apple Moth) at Melba, ACT - 6 May 2021 by kasiaaus
Mogulones geographicus (Paterson's Curse root weevil) at Melba, ACT - 6 May 2021 by kasiaaus
Fisera (genus) (A crest-moth) at Melba, ACT - 6 May 2021 by kasiaaus
Leucania diatrecta (A Noctuid moth) at Melba, ACT - 6 May 2021 by kasiaaus
Phrissogonus laticostata (Apple looper moth) at Melba, ACT - 5 May 2021 by kasiaaus
Lipogya exprimataria (Jagged Bark Moth) at Melba, ACT - 4 May 2021 by kasiaaus
Oxycanus rufescens (Dry-country Oxycanus) at Melba, ACT - 3 May 2021 by kasiaaus
Oxycanus dirempta (Variable Oxycanus) at Melba, ACT - 3 May 2021 by kasiaaus
Oxycanus dirempta (Variable Oxycanus) at Melba, ACT - 3 May 2021 by kasiaaus
Eutorna tricasis at Melba, ACT - 3 May 2021 by kasiaaus
Epiphyas postvittana (Light Brown Apple Moth) at Melba, ACT - 3 May 2021 by kasiaaus
Diarsia intermixta (Chevron Cutworm) at Melba, ACT - 3 May 2021 by kasiaaus
Carposina telesia (A Fruitworm moth (Family Carposinidae)) at Melba, ACT - 2 May 2021 by kasiaaus
Ceromitia iolampra (A Fairy moth) at Melba, ACT - 2 May 2021 by kasiaaus
Epyaxa subidaria (Subidaria Moth) at Melba, ACT - 2 May 2021 by kasiaaus
Platyptilia celidotus (Plume Moth) at Melba, ACT - 1 May 2021 by kasiaaus
Merophyas therina (a Tortrix Moth) at Melba, ACT - 1 May 2021 by kasiaaus
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Acropolitis excelsa (A Tortricid moth) at Melba, ACT - 1 May 2021 by kasiaaus
Sufetula hemiophthalma (A Crambid moth) at Melba, ACT - 1 May 2021 by kasiaaus
Holocola triangulana (A Tortricid Moth) at Melba, ACT - 30 Apr 2021 by kasiaaus
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Ceromitia iolampra (A Fairy moth) at Melba, ACT - 29 Apr 2021 by kasiaaus
Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave) at Melba, ACT - 29 Apr 2021 by kasiaaus
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Leucania diatrecta (A Noctuid moth) at Melba, ACT - 27 Apr 2021 by kasiaaus
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Gastrinodes argoplaca (Cryptic Bark Moth) at Melba, ACT - 26 Apr 2021 by kasiaaus
Syneora hemeropa (Ring-tipped Bark Moth) at Melba, ACT - 26 Apr 2021 by kasiaaus
Chrysolarentia euphileta (Well-loved Carpet) at Melba, ACT - 26 Apr 2021 by kasiaaus
Acropolitis rudisana (A leafroller moth) at Melba, ACT - 26 Apr 2021 by kasiaaus
Lepidoscia euryptera (A case moth) at Melba, ACT - 25 Apr 2021 by kasiaaus
Oenochroa and Artiastis (genera) at Melba, ACT - 25 Apr 2021 by kasiaaus
Proteuxoa cinereicollis (A noctuid or owlet moth) at Melba, ACT - 25 Apr 2021 by kasiaaus
Phryganeutis cinerea at Melba, ACT - 25 Apr 2021 by kasiaaus
Oenochroa and Artiastis (genera) at Melba, ACT - 25 Apr 2021 by kasiaaus
Proteuxoa tibiata (An Owlet moth) at Melba, ACT - 25 Apr 2021 by kasiaaus
Lepidoscia euryptera (A case moth) at Melba, ACT - 25 Apr 2021 by kasiaaus

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  • 30 Apr 2021 11:34 PM Recorded on
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