Nemophora sparsella

An Adelid Moth at Cook, ACT

Nemophora sparsella at Cook, ACT - 24 Jan 2023
Nemophora sparsella at Cook, ACT - 24 Jan 2023
Nemophora sparsella at Cook, ACT - 24 Jan 2023
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Identification history

Nemophora sparsella 26 Jan 2023 donhe
Nemophora sparsella 26 Jan 2023 CathB
Unidentified 26 Jan 2023 CathB

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Clouds of insects flying around the tops of Bursaria bushes. This one landed and the photographs show what appears to be a second pair of antennae behind it, possibly belonging to a mate.

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Trapezites phigalia (Heath Ochre) at Belconnen, ACT - 29 Sep 2023 by CathB
Scopula optivata (Varied Wave) at Belconnen, ACT - 29 Sep 2023 by CathB
Etiella behrii (Lucerne Seed Web Moth) at Belconnen, ACT - 26 Sep 2023 by CathB
Plutella (genus) (Plutella Moths) at Belconnen, ACT - 17 Sep 2023 by CathB
Eupolemus angularis (Acanthosomatid bug) at Belconnen, ACT - 14 Sep 2023 by CathB
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Belconnen, ACT - 14 Sep 2023 by CathB
Chalcidoidea (superfamily) (A gall wasp or Chalcid wasp) at Belconnen, ACT - 10 Sep 2023 by CathB
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Melobasis obscurella (Obscurella jewel beetle) at Belconnen, ACT - 10 Sep 2023 by CathB
Mnesampela comarcha (Dry-leaf Gum Moth) at Mount Painter - 9 Sep 2023 by CathB
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Melobasis thoracica (A jewel beetle) at Belconnen, ACT - 7 Sep 2023 by CathB
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Habronestes bradleyi (Bradley's Ant-Eating Spider) at Belconnen, ACT - 7 Sep 2023 by CathB
Tetrigidae (family) (Pygmy grasshopper) at Belconnen, ACT - 7 Sep 2023 by CathB
Myrmarachne sp. (genus) (Unidentified Ant-mimic jumping spider) at Belconnen, ACT - 3 Sep 2023 by CathB
Camponotus nigroaeneus (Sugar ant) at Belconnen, ACT - 3 Sep 2023 by CathB
Acacia decurrens (Green Wattle) at Belconnen, ACT - 3 Sep 2023 by CathB
Ditropidus sp. (genus) (Leaf beetle) at Belconnen, ACT - 3 Sep 2023 by CathB
Acacia boormanii (Snowy River Wattle) at Belconnen, ACT - 3 Sep 2023 by CathB
Sarothrocrepis civica (An arboreal 'ground' beetle) at Belconnen, ACT - 3 Sep 2023 by CathB
Trigonidium (Balamara) albovittatum (Handsome trig) at Belconnen, ACT - 3 Sep 2023 by CathB
Trigonidium australiana (Leaf running cricket) at Belconnen, ACT - 3 Sep 2023 by CathB
Microtropesa sp. (genus) (Tachinid fly) at Belconnen, ACT - 31 Aug 2023 by CathB
Syrphini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified syrphine hover fly) at Belconnen, ACT - 31 Aug 2023 by CathB
Empididae sp. (family) (Dance fly) at Belconnen, ACT - 31 Aug 2023 by CathB
Socca pustulosa (Knobbled Orbweaver) at Belconnen, ACT - 25 Aug 2023 by CathB
Cheiracanthium sp. (genus) (Unidentified Slender Sac Spider) at Belconnen, ACT - 20 Aug 2023 by CathB
Scopula optivata (Varied Wave) at Belconnen, ACT - 8 Aug 2023 by CathB
Ceromitia leptosticta (A Fairy moth) at Cook, ACT - 15 May 2023 by CathB
Merophyas divulsana (Lucerne Leafroller) at Cook, ACT - 10 May 2023 by CathB
Tetrigidae (family) (Pygmy grasshopper) at Cook, ACT - 10 May 2023 by CathB
Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Cook, ACT - 27 Apr 2023 by CathB
Scopula (genus) (A wave moth) at Cook, ACT - 25 Apr 2023 by CathB
Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave, Plantain Moth) at Cook, ACT - 25 Apr 2023 by CathB
Calperum ottei (A recently described pygmy cricket) at Cook, ACT - 25 Apr 2023 by CathB
Trigonospila sp. (genus) (A Bristle Fly) at Cook, ACT - 25 Apr 2023 by CathB
Chalcididae (family) (Unidentified chalcid wasp) at Cook, ACT - 21 Apr 2023 by CathB
Haplonyx sp. (genus) (Unidentified Haplonyx weevil) at Cook, ACT - 3 Apr 2023 by CathB
Argoctenus sp. (genus) (Wandering ghost spider) at Cook, ACT - 1 Apr 2023 by CathB
Rivellia sp. (genus) (Signal fly) at Cook, ACT - 1 Apr 2023 by CathB
Chorista australis (Autumn scorpion fly) at Cook, ACT - 1 Apr 2023 by CathB
Argoctenus sp. (genus) (Wandering ghost spider) at Cook, ACT - 1 Apr 2023 by CathB
Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Cook, ACT - 1 Apr 2023 by CathB
Plectobela undescribed species (A concealer moth) at Cook, ACT - 1 Apr 2023 by CathB
Anthicinae (subfamily) (Ant-like flower beetles, ant-like beetles) at Cook, ACT - 1 Apr 2023 by CathB
Bobilla aff. victoriae at Mount Painter - 28 Mar 2023 by CathB
Calperum ottei (A recently described pygmy cricket) at Cook, ACT - 28 Mar 2023 by CathB
Nacoleia rhoeoalis (Spilomelinae) at Cook, ACT - 28 Mar 2023 by CathB
Balta spuria (A Balta Cockroach) at Cook, ACT - 28 Mar 2023 by CathB
Chorista australis (Autumn scorpion fly) at Cook, ACT - 28 Mar 2023 by CathB
Argyrodes sp. (genus) (Dew-drop spider) at Cook, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by CathB
Cebysa leucotelus (Australian Bagmoth) at Cook, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by CathB
Poneridia macdonaldi (Leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by CathB

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  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 24 Jan 2023 03:07 PM Recorded on
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  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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