Taxeotis reserata

A Geometer moth at Bruce Ridge to Gossan Hill

Taxeotis reserata at Bruce Ridge to Gossan Hill - 2 Oct 2023
Taxeotis reserata at Bruce Ridge to Gossan Hill - 2 Oct 2023
Taxeotis reserata at Bruce Ridge to Gossan Hill - 2 Oct 2023
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Identification history

Taxeotis reserata 8 Jan 2024 donhe
Taxeotis reserata 8 Jan 2024 ibaird
Taxeotis intermixtaria 1 Jan 2024 donhe
Unidentified 31 Dec 2023 ConBoekel

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6 comments

ibaird wrote:
   6 Jan 2024
I'm not sure this is Taxeotis (genus). Casbia?
ConBoekel wrote:
   6 Jan 2024
Hi Ian, the thing I noticed about this particular individual is the pattern of a very light ochre hue below one of the rows of spots.
donhe wrote:
   7 Jan 2024
I have not been able to find a Casbia like this. Maybe Neogabara plagiola ?
ibaird wrote:
   8 Jan 2024
On second thoughts, I think this moth fits T. reserata quite well. Many of that species have the light ochre line referred to. It may well be quite a fresh specimen if the ID fits, because only a few example online seem to have the forewing margins so undamaged.
donhe wrote:
   15 Jan 2024
The AFD says T. reserata is a junior synonym of T. subvelaria. Should we lump them together?
ibaird wrote:
   15 Jan 2024
Not sure about that. I don't know the taxonomic arguments. They look to me to be recognisably different species to me.

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