Salma (genus)

A Pyralid moth at Lyons, ACT

Salma (genus) at Lyons, ACT - 24 Jan 2023
Salma (genus) at Lyons, ACT - 24 Jan 2023
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Identification history

Salma (genus) 25 Jan 2023 donhe
Salma (genus) 25 Jan 2023 ibaird
Salma marmorea 25 Jan 2023 donhe
Unidentified 25 Jan 2023 Harrisi

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ibaird wrote:
   25 Jan 2023
Salma marmorea does not appear in the Australian Faunal Directory or on the ALA. The similar looking moth Stericta marmorea does appear on the ALA but is confined to Tasmania with no photos visible. iiNaturalist does show S. marmorea sightings for SE Australia and southern Victoria but mainly for coastal areas. Similarly for S pyrastis but more inland sughtings are apparent,
ibaird wrote:
   25 Jan 2023
The similat looking Salma cholica has records on the ALA for SE Qld and southern Victoria, none showing for NSW or the ACT. Bold Systems 4 only shows records of S. cholica for WA mainly.and one in Queensland.
ibaird wrote:
   25 Jan 2023
The status of these species taxonomically seems uncertain and they are difficult to tell apart.

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  • 24 Jan 2023 02:54 PM Recorded on
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