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Spilosoma curvata

Crimson Tiger Moth at suppressed

Spilosoma curvata at suppressed - 20 Jan 2023
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Identification history

Spilosoma curvata 24 Jan 2023 ibaird
Spilosoma curvata 24 Jan 2023 donhe
Unidentified 24 Jan 2023 arjay

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3 comments

arjay wrote:
   25 Jan 2023
These obviously vary a bit in colouring. Are the pale versus dark a difference in sex or age or aliveness or something else?
ibaird wrote:
   25 Jan 2023
Yes, There are a yellow and white base colour forms. The black can be quite dark or light and everything in between. Moths of Victoria (supporting disc, Part 2) say the variation in colour is not sex related.
arjay wrote:
   25 Jan 2023
Thanks. I had classified them all as the crimson tiger moth but then got confused when I realised that there was so much colour variation. I still have them all in the same subdirectory as the same thing. The red (crimson) varies quite a bit as well.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 20 Jan 2023 12:32 PM Recorded on
  • arjay Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Deceased Animal health

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