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Sauris malaca

8 A Geometer moth at suppressed

Sauris malaca at suppressed - 22 Feb 2023
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Identification history

Sauris malaca 1 Mar 2023 donhe
Sauris malaca 1 Mar 2023 ibaird
Unidentified 1 Mar 2023 arjay

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User's notes

Probably on an acacia. But not a local one to here. Could also have been a callistemon but no flowers or old seed pods to confirm it and hence mostly likely the wattle.


donhe wrote:
   1 Mar 2023
A southern Sauris malacca? How do we ask our robot to find it?
ibaird wrote:
   1 Mar 2023
I understand CarbonAi has not been trained on moths yet,
ibaird wrote:
   1 Mar 2023
A predoninantly coastal and sub-tropical moth which does extend to this lattitude at the South Coast of NSW, A new species for CNM when confirmed,
arjay wrote:
   2 Mar 2023
This area is interesting environmentally speaking. In a lot of ways closer to south coast environment than than tablelands. Used to be in the south coast weather district and we certainly don't have ACT weather patterns at all. This also is an area where remnant and odd species are found. For those of us who follow wildlife, nothing really surprises us.
ibaird wrote:
   2 Mar 2023
Interesting. You are at the top of the escaptment on the very eastern edge of the southern tablelands.
arjay wrote:
   2 Mar 2023
Well at the edge of the final mountains before the coast some of which is escarpment. We are also at a point where the easterly winds drift (and sometimes a bit faster than drifting) through a gap making it generally cooler and with a higher rainfall.

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Species information

  • Sauris malaca Scientific name
  • A Geometer moth Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Minor Weed or Pest

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 22 Feb 2023 01:15 PM Recorded on
  • arjay Recorded by

Additional information

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

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