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Unidentified at Suppressed - 11 May 2018
Unidentified at Suppressed - 11 May 2018
Unidentified at Suppressed - 11 May 2018
Unidentified at Suppressed - 11 May 2018
Unidentified at Suppressed - 11 May 2018

Identification history

Insufficient or inconclusive evidence 20 Jul 2018 GlennCocking

Inconclusive

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Unidentified 15 May 2018 KerriLee

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This extraordinary moth was found by Eve McConnnell. I'm posting it on her behalf.

7 comments

   15 May 2018
Looks like a B52 Bomber Moth!
   16 May 2018
From appearance and other info on size, it's likely to be a female Abantiades atripalpis. I understand we have the specimen to confirm this.
KerriLee wrote:
   16 May 2018
no specimen, unfortunately ...
KerriLee wrote:
   18 May 2018
Any chance this could be Endoxyla encalypti? Looks a bit like this one ...
Common moth Endoxyla encalypti (Wattle Goat Moth) on 14 Feb 2018
   18 May 2018
It's so worn that it would be easy to make a mistake, I originally thought I'd see the specimen later to check. Do you think the antennae are pectinated (atripalpis, even females) or linear (Endoxyla females)? It isn't the usual time of year for Endoxyla enclypti.
KerriLee wrote:
   18 May 2018
mmm ... if the antennae are pectinate, the rami must be quite short. So I'd say linear.
   19 May 2018
We'd better call it unidentified then

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Nearby Sightings

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Abantiades atripalpis at Tathra, NSW - 11 May 2018 Toxidia doubledayi (Lilac Grass-skipper) at Tathra, NSW - 11 Nov 2016 Melangyna sp. (Hover Fly) at Tathra, NSW - 6 Nov 2016 Porrostoma rhipidium (Net-winged beetle) at Tathra, NSW - 6 Nov 2016 Sphaerophoria macrogaster (Hover Fly) at Tathra, NSW - 6 Nov 2016 Acacia mearnsii (Black Wattle) at Tathra, NSW - 6 Nov 2016 CHRYSOMELIDAE (family) (Leaf beetle) at Tathra, NSW - 27 Jan 2015 Dichromodes stilbiata (Dichromodes stilbiata) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Jan 2013 Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Jan 2013 Unidentified (TBC) at Tathra, NSW - 14 Apr 2012 Danaus plexippus (Monarch) at Tathra, NSW - 13 Apr 2012
Abantiades atripalpis at Tathra, NSW - 11 May 2018
Toxidia doubledayi (Lilac Grass-skipper) at Tathra, NSW - 11 Nov 2016
Melangyna sp. (Hover Fly) at Tathra, NSW - 6 Nov 2016
Porrostoma rhipidium (Net-winged beetle) at Tathra, NSW - 6 Nov 2016
Sphaerophoria macrogaster (Hover Fly) at Tathra, NSW - 6 Nov 2016
Acacia mearnsii (Black Wattle) at Tathra, NSW - 6 Nov 2016
CHRYSOMELIDAE (family) (Leaf beetle) at Tathra, NSW - 27 Jan 2015
Dichromodes stilbiata (Dichromodes stilbiata) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Jan 2013
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Jan 2013
Unidentified (TBC) at Tathra, NSW - 14 Apr 2012
Danaus plexippus (Monarch) at Tathra, NSW - 13 Apr 2012

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