Dichromodes explanata

Fine-lined Heath Moth at Boro, NSW

Dichromodes explanata at Boro, NSW - 9 Nov 2021
Dichromodes explanata at Boro, NSW - 9 Nov 2021
Dichromodes explanata at Boro, NSW - 9 Nov 2021
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Identification history

Dichromodes explanata 12 Nov 2021 ibaird
Dichromodes explanata 12 Nov 2021 michaelb
Dichromodes explanata 11 Nov 2021 donhe
Dichromodes (genus) 11 Nov 2021 ibaird
Unidentified 11 Nov 2021 Paul4K

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ibaird wrote:
   11 Nov 2021
I agree this species is most probably D. explanata, Fine-lined Heath Moth, given that it matches other images of the species seen online (ALA, iNaturalist). This species apparently has primarily an arid country distribution (Victoria, South Australia), although Bold Systems 4 also shows a record from NSW, north of Canberra (ANIC collection), and LBH recorrds the species also occurs in NSW.

I have not been able to succesfully add Dichromodes explanata to the moth taxonomy Geometridae), but I have reported the problem to CNM (9pm, 11/11/21).

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  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 9 Nov 2021 11:19 AM Recorded on
  • Paul4K Recorded by

Additional information

  • Schoenus apogon Associated plant
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Unknown Gender

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