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Macrobathra desmotoma

A Cosmet moth at Hackett, ACT

Macrobathra desmotoma at Hackett, ACT - 23 Nov 2021
Macrobathra desmotoma at Hackett, ACT - 23 Nov 2021
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Macrobathra desmotoma 25 Nov 2021 ibaird
Macrobathra desmotoma 25 Nov 2021 jbromilow50

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5 comments

   25 Nov 2021
How do you distinguish between M. desmotoma and M. aphrista?
ibaird wrote:
   25 Nov 2021
I don't know. I will refer the question to Glenn Cocking. The ALA says M. aphristis is found in WA but that is not borne out by the Bold Systems 4 distribution.
ibaird wrote:
   25 Nov 2021
Lepidoptera Butterfly House says the thorax is white in M. aphristis and shows it is not completely so in a photo of a set specimen of M. desmotoma. A difference may be clear in set moths (see LBH website), but less help in live specimens I expect.
donhe wrote:
   25 Nov 2021
I do not understand why Meyrick, in describing M. aphristis in 1889, made no mention of its similarity to M. desmotoma which he described in 1886. I suspect he had forgotten about his former description, and that M. aphristis is a synonym of M. desmotoma.
donhe wrote:
   25 Nov 2021
I do not understand why Meyrick, in describing M. aphristis in 1889, made no mention of its similarity to M. desmotoma which he described in 1886. I suspect he had forgotten about his former description, and that M. aphristis is a synonym of M. desmotoma.

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Ellipsidion australe (Austral Ellipsidion cockroach) at Hackett, ACT - 23 Nov 2021 by jbromilow50
Urodacus manicatus (Black Rock Scorpion) at Hackett, ACT - 23 Nov 2021 by jbromilow50
Austroagrion watsoni (Eastern Billabongfly) at Hackett, ACT - 23 Nov 2021 by jbromilow50
Myiagra rubecula (Leaden Flycatcher) at Hackett, ACT - 8 Nov 2021 by jbromilow50
Rumex sp. (A Dock) at Hackett, ACT - 5 Nov 2021 by JaneR
Myosotis laxa subsp. caespitosa (Water Forget-me-not) at Hackett, ACT - 5 Nov 2021 by JaneR
Haloragis heterophylla (Variable raspwort) at Hackett, ACT - 5 Nov 2021 by JaneR
Epilobium billardiereanum (Willowherb) at Hackett, ACT - 5 Nov 2021 by JaneR
Ranunculus sessiliflorus var. sessiliflorus (Small-flowered Buttercup) at Hackett, ACT - 5 Nov 2021 by JaneR
Galium aparine (Goosegrass, Cleavers) at Hackett, ACT - 5 Nov 2021 by JaneR
Euchiton japonicus (Creeping Cudweed) at Hackett, ACT - 5 Nov 2021 by JaneR
Carex inversa (Knob Sedge) at Hackett, ACT - 5 Nov 2021 by JaneR

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 23 Nov 2021 03:55 PM Recorded on
  • jbromilow50 Recorded by

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  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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