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Opodiphthera eucalypti

Emperor Gum Moth at suppressed

Opodiphthera eucalypti at suppressed - 31 Jan 2023
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Identification history

Opodiphthera eucalypti 31 Jan 2023 ibaird
Opodiphthera eucalypti 31 Jan 2023 donhe
Unidentified 31 Jan 2023 arjay

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User's notes

Either an emperor or helena gum moth. I favour the latter. But I am very likely incorrect.


donhe wrote:
   31 Jan 2023
The little dark-edged pink triangles on the forewing costa are diagnostic for O. eucalypti.
arjay wrote:
   31 Jan 2023
Nice then we may have both out here since I think I have pix of the helena larvae. Unless they are also very very much alike.

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Species information

  • Opodiphthera eucalypti Scientific name
  • Emperor Gum Moth Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 31 Jan 2023 02:25 PM Recorded on
  • arjay Recorded by

Additional information

  • Prostanthera Associated plant
  • 50mm or larger Animal size
  • Alive / healthy Animal health

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