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Geometridae (family) IMMATURES

Unidentified IMMATURE Geometer moths at McKellar, ACT

Geometridae (family) IMMATURES at McKellar, ACT - 21 Feb 2022
Geometridae (family) IMMATURES at McKellar, ACT - 21 Feb 2022
Geometridae (family) IMMATURES at McKellar, ACT - 21 Feb 2022
Geometridae (family) IMMATURES at McKellar, ACT - 21 Feb 2022
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Identification history

Geometridae (family) IMMATURES 1 Jun 2022 GlennCocking
Geometridae (family) IMMATURES 21 Feb 2022 donhe
Unidentified 21 Feb 2022 Birdy

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User's notes

The location is approximate. Found dangling on a thread that was hanging from an exotic tree.

4 comments

donhe wrote:
   21 Feb 2022
Can you take it into protective custody and rear it to get an adult moth for identification?
Birdy wrote:
   4 Mar 2022
@donhe I have taken it into protective custody and today it finally became a pupa.
donhe wrote:
   5 Mar 2022
Super. Keep watching it, maybe 2 weeks, maybe 6 months: I know: worse than watching paint dry. When a moth emerges pop it into the fridge to put it to sleep to take its portrait, then after the photo-shoot, let it go where you found it.
donhe wrote:
   20 Mar 2022
Ok: sighting 4428761 the adult moth, sadly hindwings partly obscured so can only identify the genus: Ectropis.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 21 Feb 2022 03:57 PM Recorded on
  • Birdy Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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