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1 A Fairy Moth at Jerrabomberra, NSW

Nemophora (genus) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 5 Jan 2022
Nemophora (genus) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 5 Jan 2022
Nemophora (genus) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 5 Jan 2022
Nemophora (genus) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 5 Jan 2022
Nemophora (genus) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 5 Jan 2022
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Identification history

Nemophora laurella 5 Jan 2022 donhe
Nemophora (genus) 5 Jan 2022 ibaird
Nemophora (genus) 5 Jan 2022 Steve_Bok
Unidentified 5 Jan 2022 Steve_Bok

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5 comments

ibaird wrote:
   5 Jan 2022
I am not knowledeable enough to say whether this is N. sparsella. This specimen seems to have a black head. whereas many of this species,although not all, I can see online have a white/yellow head. Again I don't know whether head colour is diagnostic,
Steve_Bok wrote:
   5 Jan 2022
I took photos of a second individual that has a yellow head, I will submit it as a separate sighting
donhe wrote:
   5 Jan 2022
Yes, the head colour of N. sparsella does appear to be yellow. Rosenstock, in describing the synonym Adela chrysolamprella, mentions ochreous hairs on the head. The only other Nemophora occuring in this area appears to be Nemophora laurella, so I have suggested that.
ibaird wrote:
   5 Jan 2022
Yes. given this specimen has mainly a black head, I'm happier with N. laurella. I'll add that species to the taxonomy -assuming CNM will accept it OK. Although I note this specimen also has a distinctive yellow thorax, which I think looks different again to the ALA examples of N. laurella. So I think I will stick with an ID of Nemophora (genus) in this case for now. However I wonder given the iridescence, whether how the light falls on these species has a very big influence on how they look.
ibaird wrote:
   5 Jan 2022
I was unsuccesful in trying to add Nemophora laurella to the taxonomy. I will report it via the Contact Form.

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Chlenias nodosus (A geometer moth) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 30 Apr 2022 by Steve_Bok Scopula optivata (Varied Wave) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 30 Apr 2022 by Steve_Bok Diplacodes haematodes (Scarlet Percher) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 23 Apr 2022 by Steve_Bok Ceraon sp. (genus) (2-horned tree hopper) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Feb 2022 by Steve_Bok Villa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Villa bee fly) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 21 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Phoracantha punctata (Longhorn beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 15 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Turdus merula (Eurasian Blackbird) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 15 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail, Large Citrus Butterfly) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 8 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Taxeotis intextata (Looper Moth, Grey Taxeotis) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 8 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Trachymela sp. (genus) (Brown button beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 7 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Phycitinae (subfamily) (A snout moth) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 7 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 7 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Nososticta solida (Orange Threadtail) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Miltinus sp. (genus) (Miltinus mydas fly) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Galanga labeculata (Double-spotted cicada) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Hoshihananomia leucosticta (Pintail or Tumbling flower beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Agapophytus albobasalis (Stiletto fly) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Chrysolopus spectabilis (Botany Bay Weevil) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Nemophora sparsella (An Adelid Moth) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Nacoleia rhoeoalis (Spilomelinae) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Syllitus microps (Longicorn or Longhorn beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Gynoplistia (Gynoplistia) bella (A crane fly) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Cynoglossum australe (Australian Forget-me-not) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Polyrhachis phryne (A spiny ant) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Macrobathra desmotoma ( A Cosmet moth) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Tolpis barbata (Yellow Hawkweed) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Rutilia (Chrysorutilia) sp. (genus & subgenus) (A Bristle Fly) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Camponotus intrepidus (Flumed Sugar Ant) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 24 Dec 2021 by Steve_Bok Aporocera (Aporocera) cyanipennis (Leaf beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 24 Dec 2021 by Steve_Bok Chrysocephalum semipapposum (Clustered Everlasting) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 24 Dec 2021 by Steve_Bok Sandalodes scopifer (White-spotted Sandalodes) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 24 Dec 2021 by Steve_Bok Tragopogon sp. (A Goatsbeard) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 24 Dec 2021 by Steve_Bok Bursaria spinosa subsp. lasiophylla (Australian Blackthorn) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 24 Dec 2021 by Steve_Bok Epiphyas postvittana (Light Brown Apple Moth) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 13 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok Paropsisterna m-fuscum (Eucalyptus Leaf Beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 13 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok Adoxia benallae (Leaf beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 29 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 29 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok Euphorbia oblongata (Egg-leaf Spurge) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 19 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok Habronestes sp. (genus) (An ant-eating spider) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok Pultenaea microphylla (Egg and Bacon Pea) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok Fumaria sp. (Fumitory) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 2 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 1 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok
Chlenias nodosus (A geometer moth) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 30 Apr 2022 by Steve_Bok
Scopula optivata (Varied Wave) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 30 Apr 2022 by Steve_Bok
Diplacodes haematodes (Scarlet Percher) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 23 Apr 2022 by Steve_Bok
Ceraon sp. (genus) (2-horned tree hopper) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Feb 2022 by Steve_Bok
Villa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Villa bee fly) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 21 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Phoracantha punctata (Longhorn beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 15 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Turdus merula (Eurasian Blackbird) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 15 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail, Large Citrus Butterfly) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 8 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Taxeotis intextata (Looper Moth, Grey Taxeotis) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 8 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Trachymela sp. (genus) (Brown button beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 7 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Phycitinae (subfamily) (A snout moth) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 7 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 7 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Nososticta solida (Orange Threadtail) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Miltinus sp. (genus) (Miltinus mydas fly) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Galanga labeculata (Double-spotted cicada) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Hoshihananomia leucosticta (Pintail or Tumbling flower beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Agapophytus albobasalis (Stiletto fly) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Chrysolopus spectabilis (Botany Bay Weevil) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Nemophora sparsella (An Adelid Moth) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Nacoleia rhoeoalis (Spilomelinae) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Syllitus microps (Longicorn or Longhorn beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Gynoplistia (Gynoplistia) bella (A crane fly) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Cynoglossum australe (Australian Forget-me-not) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Polyrhachis phryne (A spiny ant) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Macrobathra desmotoma ( A Cosmet moth) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Tolpis barbata (Yellow Hawkweed) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Rutilia (Chrysorutilia) sp. (genus & subgenus) (A Bristle Fly) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Camponotus intrepidus (Flumed Sugar Ant) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 24 Dec 2021 by Steve_Bok
Aporocera (Aporocera) cyanipennis (Leaf beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 24 Dec 2021 by Steve_Bok
Chrysocephalum semipapposum (Clustered Everlasting) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 24 Dec 2021 by Steve_Bok
Sandalodes scopifer (White-spotted Sandalodes) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 24 Dec 2021 by Steve_Bok
Tragopogon sp. (A Goatsbeard) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 24 Dec 2021 by Steve_Bok
Bursaria spinosa subsp. lasiophylla (Australian Blackthorn) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 24 Dec 2021 by Steve_Bok
Epiphyas postvittana (Light Brown Apple Moth) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 13 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok
Paropsisterna m-fuscum (Eucalyptus Leaf Beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 13 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok
Adoxia benallae (Leaf beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 29 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok
Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 29 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok
Euphorbia oblongata (Egg-leaf Spurge) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 19 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok
Habronestes sp. (genus) (An ant-eating spider) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok
Pultenaea microphylla (Egg and Bacon Pea) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok
Fumaria sp. (Fumitory) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 2 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok
Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 1 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 5 Abundance
  • 5 Jan 2022 07:12 AM Recorded on
  • Steve_Bok Recorded by

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