Endoxyla (genus)

Unknown Wood Moth at Wanniassa Hill NR (WHR)

Endoxyla (genus) at Wanniassa Hill NR (WHR) - 18 Feb 2024
Endoxyla (genus) at Wanniassa Hill NR (WHR) - 18 Feb 2024
Endoxyla (genus) at Wanniassa Hill NR (WHR) - 18 Feb 2024
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Identification history

Endoxyla (genus) 19 Feb 2024 donhe
Endoxyla (genus) 18 Feb 2024 SteveBorkowskis
Unidentified 18 Feb 2024 BenHarvey

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Was almost six inches long and almost an inch in diameter. It backed out of the hole and went back in about 12 times while we watched.

4 comments

donhe wrote:
   19 Feb 2024
Fabulous photo. Can you rear it to an adult moth so that we can determine its species?
BenHarvey wrote:
   19 Feb 2024
Unfortunately @donhe i didn’t think of it at the time, I don’t know that I would have the knowledge or skill set to do so either. I’ll keep it in mind if we find another! Do you have any info on how to do so?
donhe wrote:
   19 Feb 2024
@BenHarvey : sure :see http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/faqs/care.html
For food for a Cossid, try giving it a carrot to bore into. There are published photos of only 7% Aussie moth species. Most caterpillars you find have to be reared to the adult if you want to know it's species.
BenHarvey wrote:
   19 Feb 2024
Thanks @donhe ill keep it in mind.

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 18 Feb 2024 09:48 AM Recorded on
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  • Boring into Cootamundra Wattle which was cut and dabbed by Ranger and ParkCarers. Associated plant
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Unknown Gender
  • Larvae Breeding behaviour
  • Alive / healthy Animal health

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