Epiphyas postvittana

Light Brown Apple Moth at GG93

Epiphyas postvittana at GG93 - 27 Apr 2024
Epiphyas postvittana at GG93 - 27 Apr 2024
Epiphyas postvittana at GG93 - 27 Apr 2024
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Identification history

Epiphyas postvittana 29 Apr 2024 donhe
Dichelopa panoplana 27 Apr 2024 ibaird
Epiphyas postvittana 27 Apr 2024 WendyEM
Unidentified 27 Apr 2024 LisaH

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donhe wrote:
   27 Apr 2024
E. postvittana not commonly seen so uniformly brown. Rupicolana rupicolana ?
WendyEM wrote:
   28 Apr 2024
see https://moths.csiro.au/species_taxonomy/epiphyas-postvittana/ c.f https://moths.csiro.au/species_taxonomy/dichelopa-panoplana/
several forms of E postvittata are quite plain. This moth has broad wings and very broad 'shoulders' like Epiphyas sp. It has the dark spot near wing base, long dark fringe patch on tornus.
donhe wrote:
   29 Apr 2024
Ok E. postvttata can be totally brown.
ibaird wrote:
   29 Apr 2024
I was influenced by this image on iNaturaliast, although admittedly, the proposed ID has not been confirmed:-
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/196712590.D. panaoplana is a distinctly different species.
WendyEM wrote:
   29 Apr 2024
Yes it is a big problem. Sadly someone makes an incorrect ID of something tricky then everyone follows suit, downloading their similar shots (all unconfirmed i.e. "I.D. needed"- usually) - then it flows to ALA as well. That is why I always try to check with BOLD (or when its off-line, like last night, CSIRO) - something I learnt through my own mistakes/being mislead. The other issue can be non-Aus gen/sp being suggested. Yes there are new imports but not so many. I was so relieved when D Hobern Set up the Australia filtered BOLD site - It was so tedious (I was on dial up until very recently) waiting for the maps and lists to arrive on the sp page of BOLD to check if it was recorded in Aus. Also have to keep my wits about me on iNat which sometimes throws me to "The World" even if I have filtered for Australia!

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Mordella sp. (genus) (Pintail or tumbling flower beetle) at GG94 - 26 Dec 2023 by LisaH
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Scopula (genus) (A wave moth) at Deakin, ACT - 3 Apr 2022 by LisaH
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Dianella longifolia var. longifolia (Pale Flax Lily, Blue Flax Lily) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Dec 2021 by KL
Heliocosma argyroleuca (A tortrix or leafroller moth) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Nov 2021 by LisaH
Tephritidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Fruit or Seed fly) at Hughes, ACT - 31 Oct 2021 by LisaH
Camponotus aeneopilosus (A Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Hughes, ACT - 31 Oct 2021 by LisaH
Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum (Jersey Cudweed) at Hughes, ACT - 16 Oct 2021 by LisaH
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Solanum linearifolium (Kangaroo Apple) at Deakin, ACT - 30 Sep 2021 by kieranh
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Proteuxoa sanguinipuncta (Blood-spotted Noctuid) at Hughes, ACT - 15 Feb 2021 by LisaH
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Bovista (A puffball) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Feb 2021 by JackyF
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Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Hughes, ACT - 21 Nov 2020 by KL
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Austrostipa scabra (Corkscrew Grass, Slender Speargrass) at Hughes, ACT - 22 Oct 2020 by TomT
Austrostipa scabra (Corkscrew Grass, Slender Speargrass) at Hughes, ACT - 22 Oct 2020 by TomT
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Austrostipa sp. (A Corkscrew Grass) at Hughes, ACT - 22 Oct 2020 by TomT

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  • 27 Apr 2024 01:37 PM Recorded on
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