Limnaecia chionospila

2 Cosmopterigid at Melba, ACT

Limnaecia chionospila at Melba, ACT - 17 Dec 2020
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Identification history

Limnaecia chionospila 16 May 2021 donhe
Limnaecia chionospila 16 May 2021 ibaird
Limnaecia (genus) 16 May 2021 ibaird
Macrobathra (genus) 16 May 2021 donhe
Unidentified 16 May 2021 Bron

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2 comments

donhe wrote:
   16 May 2021
I just don't know how you keep finding and taking such beautiful photos of such rare tiny moths. Anyway, I have written a webpage around this one at
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/cosm/chionospila.html
Hope you like it there. And don't you love the white antenna tips (characteristic of Limnaecia) ?
Thanks, Don
Bron wrote:
   16 May 2021
Thanks Don It's a great surprise and delight to me too. I'm really enjoying adding new species to CNM while doing a spot of citizen science. It's great to meet like-minds... not everyone likes insects!

I also enjoy contributing to your great site and helping to spread information as far as possible. And yes, I do love those antennae tips!!!

Thanks, I'll have a look at butterfly house :) cheers

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Stibaroma undescribed species (A Line-moth) at Melba, ACT - 8 Apr 2021 by Bron
Hoplostega ochroma (a Eulechria Group moth) at Melba, ACT - 8 Apr 2021 by Bron
Smyriodes undescribed species nr aplectaria at Melba, ACT - 8 Apr 2021 by Bron
Capua intractana (A Tortricid moth) at Melba, ACT - 7 Apr 2021 by Bron
Strepsicrates infensa (an Olethreutine moth) at Melba, ACT - 7 Apr 2021 by Bron
Tortricinae (subfamily) (A tortrix moth) at Melba, ACT - 6 Apr 2021 by Bron
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Diarsia intermixta (Chevron Cutworm, Orange Peel Moth.) at Melba, ACT - 6 Apr 2021 by Bron
Psilosticha absorpta (Fine-waved Bark Moth) at Melba, ACT - 6 Apr 2021 by Bron
Chlorocoma dichloraria (Guenee's or Double-fringed Emerald) at Melba, ACT - 6 Apr 2021 by Bron
Oecophoridae (family) (Unidentified Oecophorid concealer moth) at Melba, ACT - 6 Apr 2021 by Bron
Proteuxoa undescribed species near paragypsa (A Noctuid moth) at Melba, ACT - 6 Apr 2021 by Bron
Rhapsa suscitatalis (Wedged Rhapsa) at Melba, ACT - 6 Apr 2021 by Bron
Anestia (genus) (A tiger moth) at Melba, ACT - 6 Apr 2021 by Bron
Stibaroma melanotoxa (Grey-caped Line-moth) at Melba, ACT - 6 Apr 2021 by Bron
Ciampa arietaria (Brown Pasture Looper Moth) at Melba, ACT - 5 Apr 2021 by Bron
Thalaina clara (Clara's Satin Moth) at Melba, ACT - 5 Apr 2021 by Bron
Oenosandra boisduvalii (Boisduval's Autumn Moth) at Melba, ACT - 5 Apr 2021 by Bron
Euproctis edwardsii (Mistletoe Browntail Moth) at Melba, ACT - 5 Apr 2021 by Bron
Bondia nigella (A Fruitworm moth (Family Carposinidae)) at Melba, ACT - 5 Apr 2021 by Bron
Garrha leucerythra (A concealer moth) at Melba, ACT - 4 Apr 2021 by Bron
Tortricinae (subfamily) (A tortrix moth) at Melba, ACT - 4 Apr 2021 by Bron
Phryganeutis cinerea (Chezala Group moth) at Melba, ACT - 4 Apr 2021 by Bron
Epyaxa subidaria (Subidaria Moth) at Melba, ACT - 4 Apr 2021 by Bron
Anestia (genus) (A tiger moth) at Melba, ACT - 4 Apr 2021 by Bron
Meritastis pyrosemana (A Tortricid moth) at Melba, ACT - 4 Apr 2021 by Bron
Garrha pudica (Modest Dullmoth) at Melba, ACT - 4 Apr 2021 by Bron
Garrha (genus) (A concealer moth) at Melba, ACT - 3 Apr 2021 by Bron
Epiphyas ashworthana (Ashworth's Tortrix) at Melba, ACT - 3 Apr 2021 by Bron
Tortricinae (subfamily) (A tortrix moth) at Melba, ACT - 1 Apr 2021 by Bron
Austroterpna paratorna (Rounded Grey) at Melba, ACT - 1 Apr 2021 by Bron
Idaea costaria (White-edged Wave) at Melba, ACT - 31 Mar 2021 by Bron
Plesanemma fucata (Lemon Gum Moth) at Melba, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by Bron
Chrysolarentia subrectaria (A Geometer moth) at Melba, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by Bron
Paralaea porphyrinaria (Chestnut Vein Crest Moth) at Melba, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by Bron
Stictochila sarcoptera at Melba, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by Bron
Meritastis pyrosemana (A Tortricid moth) at Melba, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by Bron
Proteuxoa cinereicollis (A noctuid or owlet moth) at Melba, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by Bron
Thallarcha partita (Dark-banded Footman) at Melba, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by Bron
Mormoscopa phricozona (A Herminiid Moth) at Melba, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by Bron
Chrysolarentia gypsomela (Gypsum Carpet) at Melba, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by Bron
Thallarcha oblita (Hidden Footman) at Melba, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by Bron
Anachloris uncinata (Hook-winged Carpet) at Melba, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by Bron
Austroterpna paratorna (Rounded Grey) at Melba, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by Bron
Hoplostega ochroma (a Eulechria Group moth) at Melba, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by Bron
Hoplostega ochroma (a Eulechria Group moth) at Melba, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by Bron
Halone sinuata (Rock Lichen Moth) at Melba, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by Bron
Ciampa arietaria (Brown Pasture Looper Moth) at Melba, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by Bron
Persectania ewingii (Southern Armyworm) at Melba, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by Bron
Assara subarcuella (Phycitinae) at Melba, ACT - 29 Mar 2021 by Bron
Dissomorphia australiaria (Dissomorphia australiaria) at Melba, ACT - 28 Mar 2021 by Bron
Platyptilia celidotus (Plume Moth) at Melba, ACT - 28 Mar 2021 by Bron
Proteuxoa (genus) (A Noctuid moth) at Melba, ACT - 28 Mar 2021 by Bron
Microdes squamulata (Dark-grey Carpet) at Melba, ACT - 28 Mar 2021 by Bron
Ocrasa albidalis (A Pyralid moth) at Melba, ACT - 28 Mar 2021 by Bron
Athetis tenuis (Plain Tenuis Moth) at Melba, ACT - 28 Mar 2021 by Bron
Armactica conchidia (Conchidia Moth) at Melba, ACT - 28 Mar 2021 by Bron
Agrotis porphyricollis (Variable Cutworm) at Melba, ACT - 28 Mar 2021 by Bron
Thrincophora inconcisana (A Tortricid moth) at Melba, ACT - 28 Mar 2021 by Bron
Agriophara platyscia (A Concealer moth) at Melba, ACT - 27 Mar 2021 by Bron
Meritastis lythrodana (A tortrix or leafroller moth) at Melba, ACT - 25 Mar 2021 by Bron
Gastrinodes bitaeniaria (Buff Bark Moth) at Melba, ACT - 25 Mar 2021 by Bron
Meranda susialis (Three-lined Snout) at Melba, ACT - 21 Mar 2021 by Bron
Blastobasis (genus) at Melba, ACT - 18 Mar 2021 by Bron
Tachystola (genus) at Melba, ACT - 18 Mar 2021 by Bron
Gelechioidea (superfamily) (Unidentified Gelechioid moth) at Melba, ACT - 18 Mar 2021 by Bron
Trigonocyttara clandestina (Less-stick Case Moth) at Melba, ACT - 18 Mar 2021 by Bron
Thallarcha albicollis (Crossed Footman) at Melba, ACT - 18 Mar 2021 by Bron
Scoparia (genus) (Unidentified Scoparia moths) at Melba, ACT - 18 Mar 2021 by Bron
Hednota pedionoma (Pasture Webworm) at Melba, ACT - 18 Mar 2021 by Bron
Tebenna micalis (Small Thistle Moth) at Melba, ACT - 18 Mar 2021 by Bron
Cebysa leucotelus (Australian Bagmoth) at Melba, ACT - 18 Mar 2021 by Bron
Acontia nivipicta (Acontia nivipicta) at Melba, ACT - 18 Mar 2021 by Bron
Trigonocyttara clandestina (Less-stick Case Moth) at Melba, ACT - 18 Mar 2021 by Bron
Lepidoscia adelopis, annosella and similar species (A Case moth) at Melba, ACT - 18 Mar 2021 by Bron
Unplaced externaria (Mahogany Bark Moth (formerly Hypomecis externaria)) at Melba, ACT - 18 Mar 2021 by Bron
Oenosandra boisduvalii (Boisduval's Autumn Moth) at Melba, ACT - 18 Mar 2021 by Bron
Stephanopis sp. (genus) (Knobbly crab spider) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Mar 2021 by kasiaaus
Heteroteucha translatella (Heteroteucha translatella) at Melba, ACT - 13 Mar 2021 by Bron
Epitymbia cosmota (A Tortricid moth) at Melba, ACT - 13 Mar 2021 by Bron
Uraba lugens (Gumleaf Skeletonizer) at Melba, ACT - 13 Mar 2021 by Bron
Lasiosticha canilinea (A Pyralid moth) at Melba, ACT - 13 Mar 2021 by Bron
Stathmopoda crocophanes (Yellow Stathmopoda Moth) at Melba, ACT - 13 Mar 2021 by Bron
Edosa idiochroa at Melba, ACT - 13 Mar 2021 by Bron
Xylorycta (genus) (A concealer moth) at Melba, ACT - 13 Mar 2021 by Bron
Crocanthes prasinopis (A Curved -horn moth) at Melba, ACT - 13 Mar 2021 by Bron
Scatochresis episema (A scat moth) at Melba, ACT - 13 Mar 2021 by Bron
Oenosandra boisduvalii (Boisduval's Autumn Moth) at Melba, ACT - 13 Mar 2021 by Bron
Palimmeces habrophanes (A Concealer moth) at Melba, ACT - 13 Mar 2021 by Bron
Proteuxoa cinereicollis (A noctuid or owlet moth) at Melba, ACT - 13 Mar 2021 by Bron
Constrictana group constrictana at Melba, ACT - 13 Mar 2021 by Bron
Epiphyas (genus) (A Tortrid moth) at Melba, ACT - 13 Mar 2021 by Bron
Thoracolopha verecunda (A Noctuid moth (Acronictinae)) at Melba, ACT - 13 Mar 2021 by Bron
Garrha leucerythra (A concealer moth) at Melba, ACT - 13 Mar 2021 by Bron
Eulechria ophiodes (A Concealer moth) at Melba, ACT - 13 Mar 2021 by Bron
Cosmopterigidae (family) (Unidentified Cosmopterigid moth) at Melba, ACT - 13 Mar 2021 by Bron
Proteuxoa restituta (Black-bodied Noctuid) at Melba, ACT - 13 Mar 2021 by Bron

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  • 17 Dec 2020 04:04 AM Recorded on
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