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Mamestra dictyota

2 Well-marked Armyworm at suppressed

Mamestra dictyota at suppressed - 26 Oct 2022
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Identification history

Mamestra dictyota 26 Dec 2022 donhe
Mamestra dictyota 26 Dec 2022 ibaird
Unidentified 26 Dec 2022 arjay

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I have photos of three moths that are all pretty similar and am posting them as three different moths when they in fact may all be the same (e.g. male vs female).

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ibaird wrote:
   26 Dec 2022
This uncommonly observed moth matches (Mamastra) dictyota, a moth species whose status taxonomically is uncertain. Moths of Victoria (Part 9) classifies it in a group 'No Available Genus' (NAG) 1 in the subfamily Hadeninae. The ALA lists and illustrates it amongst the moths in a Species Inquienda,
This is a new species recorded for CNM if confirmed.

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Species information

  • Mamestra dictyota Scientific name
  • Well-marked Armyworm Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 26 Oct 2022 04:46 PM Recorded on
  • arjay Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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