Conoeca guildingi

A case moth at Hawker, ACT

Conoeca guildingi at Hawker, ACT - 1 Sep 2021
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Identification history

Conoeca guildingi 21 Sep 2021 ibaird
Conoeca guildingi 20 Sep 2021 donhe
Unidentified 20 Sep 2021 AlisonMilton

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A new location for this moth. Strange I hadn't noticed it before this year but am now seeing it everywhere. Still trying to raise one to adulthood but still struggling with what it is eating.


donhe wrote:
   20 Sep 2021
If it is C. guildingi, it could feed on Juncaceae, although it's environment in this photo suggests Algae.
AlisonMilton wrote:
   21 Sep 2021
Yes, I think algae is correct. I've only ever found them on the trunks of quite tall eucalypt trees with no low leaves. I don't know my eucalypts but the trunks are always white(ish) and the same trees on which I find two-tailed spiders.

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  • 1 Sep 2021 10:59 AM Recorded on
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  • Eucalyptus Associated plant
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Larvae Breeding behaviour

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