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Home Insects Moths (Lepidoptera) Swift and Ghost moths (Hepialidae)

Elhamma australasiae

Elhamma at suppressed

Elhamma australasiae at suppressed - 25 Jan 2023
Elhamma australasiae at suppressed - 25 Jan 2023
Elhamma australasiae at suppressed - 25 Jan 2023
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Identification history

Elhamma australasiae 26 Jan 2023 ibaird
Elhamma australasiae 26 Jan 2023 donhe
Unidentified 26 Jan 2023 arjay

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User's notes

Moth was in a jar. No way would it stay still otherwise. And yeah we released it after photography.


arjay wrote:
   26 Jan 2023
So how much variation is there in size in the E. australiasiae? These range from maybe 30 mm up to over 50 mm. I would have thought they would be closer in size than that unless some are male and some female. They also vary in their degree of 'hairiness' around the head.
ibaird wrote:
   26 Jan 2023
There is a lot of variation in colour and pattern in these. The general shape and size is within that band you state.. Have a look on the Atlas of Lliving Australia for this species and you will see the variation.

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Species information

  • Elhamma australasiae Scientific name
  • Elhamma Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 25 Jan 2023 08:36 PM Recorded on
  • arjay Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Alive / healthy Animal health

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