Lepidoscia arctiella

Tower Case Moth at Hughes, ACT

Lepidoscia arctiella at Hughes, ACT - 12 Jan 2024
Lepidoscia arctiella at Hughes, ACT - 12 Jan 2024
Lepidoscia arctiella at Hughes, ACT - 12 Jan 2024
Lepidoscia arctiella at Hughes, ACT - 12 Jan 2024
Lepidoscia arctiella at Hughes, ACT - 12 Jan 2024
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Lepidoscia arctiella 12 Jan 2024 donhe
Lepidoscia arctiella 12 Jan 2024 LisaH

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Apologies - quite worn, hard to photograph

7 comments

donhe wrote:
   13 Jan 2024
Is this the same moth individual as in sighting 4543880 ?
LisaH wrote:
   13 Jan 2024
It’s from the sighting 4538608 - 28 December?
donhe wrote:
   13 Jan 2024
@LisaH : Sorry about the misprint. Thankyou for the interesting answer.
Did the grey moth emerge from the case? Is the grey moth the same individual as that in sighting 4543876.
LisaH wrote:
   13 Jan 2024
As far as I know, the grey moth photographed emerged from the case. I’d collected the case (hope that’s okay and ethical) and there was no other moth in the container. I went away for a few days, and discovered the moth in the container when I returned - hence its worn appearance. That’s when I noticed the pupa case at the end of the tower case, which was not there when I collected the specimen. Hope that helps. I was surprised how small the moth was compared to the size of the case.
donhe wrote:
   13 Jan 2024
Wow. It is hard to reconcile your grey moth with the photos at https://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=326580
Anyway I have added copies of parts of your photo to
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/psyc/arctiella.html
I hope you approve? Thanks, Don
LisaH wrote:
   13 Jan 2024
Should I have kept the moth? I just don't know what's known and what's not. I agree - this doesn't look like the moth in the link at all. All I know is - there was no moth in the container when I collected the tower, and then, less than two weeks later, there was this grey moth, and a pupa/chrysalis (not sure which word to use) emerged from the end of the tower. Happy for you to use the photos and information in any way that will be useful. Thank you for the interesting conversation!
donhe wrote:
   13 Jan 2024
Sad you did not keep the moth for, say, ANIC. You will just have to rear another one.

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Persectania ewingii (Southern Armyworm) at Hughes, ACT - 18 Nov 2023 by LisaH
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Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Aug 2022 by KL
Grevillea sp. (Grevillea) at Hughes, ACT - 13 Aug 2022 by KL
Cassinia sifton (Sifton Bush, Chinese Shrub) at Hughes, ACT - 18 Jun 2022 by Tapirlord
Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. pauciflora (White Sally, Snow Gum) at Hughes, ACT - 18 Jun 2022 by Tapirlord
Psephotus haematonotus (Red-rumped Parrot) at Hughes, ACT - 16 Feb 2022 by KL
Pelargonium australe (Austral Stork's-bill) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Feb 2022 by KL
Tiliqua scincoides scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Hughes, ACT - 23 Nov 2021 by KL
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Xerochrysum viscosum (Sticky Everlasting) at Hughes, ACT - 22 Oct 2020 by TomT
Petrorhagia nanteuilii (Proliferous Pink, Childling Pink) at Hughes, ACT - 22 Oct 2020 by TomT
Austrostipa sp. (A Corkscrew Grass) at Hughes, ACT - 22 Oct 2020 by TomT
Tiliqua scincoides scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Hughes, ACT - 4 Oct 2020 by KL
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Grevillea sp. (Grevillea) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Sep 2020 by jennyt
Lomandra sp. (A Matrush) at Hughes, ACT - 23 Apr 2020 by KL
Einadia nutans subsp. nutans (Climbing Saltbush) at Hughes, ACT - 13 Apr 2020 by KL
Acacia sp. (A Wattle) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Apr 2020 by jennyt
Wahlenbergia sp. (Bluebell) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Apr 2020 by jennyt
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Sturnus vulgaris (Common Starling) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Feb 2020 by Ct1000
Anoplognathus montanus (Montane Christmas beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Dec 2019 by KL
Anoplognathus montanus (Montane Christmas beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Dec 2019 by KL
Trichosurus vulpecula (Common Brushtail Possum) at Hughes, ACT - 3 Oct 2019 by KL
Eucalyptus pauciflora (A Snow Gum) at Hughes, ACT - 15 Sep 2019 by JackyF
Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Aug 2019 by KL
zz agaric (stem; gills white/cream) at Hughes, ACT - 12 Jun 2019 by kieranh
Eucalyptus pauciflora (A Snow Gum) at Hughes, ACT - 12 Jun 2019 by kieranh
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Chenopodium sp. at Hughes, ACT - 12 Apr 2019 by ruthkerruish
Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Feb 2019 by KL
Psephotus haematonotus (Red-rumped Parrot) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Jan 2019 by LisaH
Clania lewinii (Lewin's case moth) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Jan 2019 by KL
Tiliqua scincoides scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Dec 2018 by KL
Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Hughes, ACT - 15 Aug 2018 by KL
Archimantis sp. (genus) (Large Brown Mantis) at Hughes, ACT - 12 Mar 2018 by KL
Tenodera australasiae (Purple-winged mantid) at Hughes, ACT - 8 Feb 2018 by KL

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  • 12 Jan 2024 05:21 PM Recorded on
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