Eretmocera (genus) (Scythrididae family)

Mount Majura

Eretmocera (genus) (Scythrididae family) at Mount Majura - 29 Mar 2024
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Identification history

Eretmocera (genus) (Scythrididae family) 18 Apr 2024 donhe
Gelechioidea (superfamily) 8 Apr 2024 donhe
Eretmocera (genus) (Scythrididae family) 3 Apr 2024 ibaird
Eretmocera (genus) (Scythrididae family) 2 Apr 2024 Pirom

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donhe wrote:
   2 Apr 2024
Nemotyla oribates ?
Pirom wrote:
   3 Apr 2024
Restricted to Tasmania?
donhe wrote:
   3 Apr 2024
OK, so bit unlikely........ This specimen holding its middle pair of legs out sideways : a common characteristic of Stathmopodinae ?
donhe wrote:
   3 Apr 2024
OK, Eretmocera hold them like that too.
donhe wrote:
   8 Apr 2024
Common suggests that a difference between Stathmodpoda and Erectmocera is that the latter have ocelli. Not easily distinguished in a field photo.

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  • 2 Abundance
  • 29 Mar 2024 02:55 PM Recorded on
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  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size
  • True Pollinator Insect on Flower
  • Alive / healthy Animal health
  • Xerochrysum viscosum Associated plant

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