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Anestia (genus)

A tiger moth at suppressed

Anestia (genus) at suppressed - 16 Nov 2021
Anestia (genus) at suppressed - 16 Nov 2021
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Identification history

Anestia (genus) 19 Nov 2021 donhe
Anestia (genus) 18 Nov 2021 ibaird
Unidentified 18 Nov 2021 Birdy

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User's notes

8 mm from head to end of the abdomen. 20 mm wingspan. Found on a Polyethylene net.


Birdy wrote:
   19 Nov 2021
Thanks for the identification. I looked on the ALA site and it states that there are two species. Is it possible to identify one of the species? Either semiochrea or ombrophanes?
ibaird wrote:
   19 Nov 2021
No, on CNM we don't think it possible to reliably tell them apart on sight alone. There is even doubt that they are distinct species, albeit apparently named by two different authorities working independently. i have seen it argued that the larvae of the two species are distinct, but that's usually no use when the adult moth is all you have to go on.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 16 Nov 2021 05:26 PM Recorded on
  • Birdy Recorded by

Additional information

  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size
  • Male Gender
  • Breeding behaviour

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