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Wattle Moth at Southern Forest Life

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Neola semiaurata at Southern Forest Life - 16 Jan 2019
Neola semiaurata at Southern Forest Life - 16 Jan 2019
Neola semiaurata at Southern Forest Life - 16 Jan 2019
Neola semiaurata at Southern Forest Life - 16 Jan 2019
Neola semiaurata at Southern Forest Life - 16 Jan 2019

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This stunning caterpillar is about 60mm long. The tail 'horn' is reminiscent of hawk moths (Sphingidae), but this species belongs to a different family entirely (Notodontidae). It was feeding on Acacia longifolia.

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Acianthus pusillus (Gnat Orchid) at Southern Forest Life - 16 Jul 2020 by Paul Whitington
Atrax sutherlandi (Funnel-web Spider) at Southern Forest Life - 12 Jul 2020 by Paul Whitington
Coryphistes ruricola (Bark-mimicking Grasshopper) at Southern Forest Life - 27 Jun 2020 by Paul Whitington
Phryganeutis cinerea (Phryganeutis cinerea) at Southern Forest Life - 25 May 2020 by Paul Whitington
Smyriodes aplectaria at Southern Forest Life - 21 May 2020 by Paul Whitington
Eupselia carpocapsella (Common Eupselia Moth) at Southern Forest Life - 19 May 2020 by Paul Whitington
Paralaea porphyrinaria (Paralaea porphyrinaria) at Southern Forest Life - 19 May 2020 by Paul Whitington
Oecophorinae (subfamily) (Unidentified oecophorine moth) at Southern Forest Life - 19 May 2020 by Paul Whitington
Palaeosia (genus) at Southern Forest Life - 19 May 2020 by Paul Whitington
Fisera hypoleuca (Fisera hypoleuca) at Southern Forest Life - 19 May 2020 by Paul Whitington
Strepsicrates macropetana (Eucalyptus Leafroller) at Southern Forest Life - 19 May 2020 by Paul Whitington
Hoplostega ochroma (Hoplostega ochroma) at Southern Forest Life - 18 May 2020 by Paul Whitington
Fisera bradymorpha (Fisera bradymorpha) at Southern Forest Life - 18 May 2020 by Paul Whitington
Scopula perlata (Scopula perlata) at Southern Forest Life - 18 May 2020 by Paul Whitington
Prasinocyma semicrocea (Prasinocyma semicrocea) at Southern Forest Life - 18 May 2020 by Paul Whitington
Hygraula nitens (Pond Moth) at Southern Forest Life - 18 May 2020 by Paul Whitington
Unplaced tanysticha (Unplaced tanysticha) at Southern Forest Life - 18 May 2020 by Paul Whitington
Musotima ochropteralis at Southern Forest Life - 18 May 2020 by Paul Whitington
Thalaina clara (Clara's Satin Moth) at Southern Forest Life - 18 May 2020 by Paul Whitington
Olethreutinae sp. (Olethreutinae sp.) at Southern Forest Life - 18 May 2020 by Paul Whitington
Oxycanus dirempta (Oxycanus dirempta) at Southern Forest Life - 18 May 2020 by Paul Whitington
Boreoides subulatus (Wingless soldier fly) at Southern Forest Life - 17 May 2020 by Paul Whitington
Allocasuarina littoralis (Black She-oak) at Southern Forest Life - 16 May 2020 by Paul Whitington
Entolasia stricta (Wiry Panic) at Southern Forest Life - 15 May 2020 by Paul Whitington
Rytidosperma monticola (A Wallaby Grass) at Southern Forest Life - 15 May 2020 by Paul Whitington
Polyscias sambucifolia subsp. Bipinnate leaves (J.H.Ross 3967) Vic. Herbarium (Ferny Panax) at Southern Forest Life - 19 Apr 2020 by Paul Whitington
Rattus fuscipes (Bush Rat) at Southern Forest Life - 19 Apr 2020 by Paul Whitington
Rattus fuscipes (Bush Rat) at Southern Forest Life - 16 Apr 2020 by Paul Whitington
Blechnum cartilagineum (Gristle fern) at Southern Forest Life - 15 Apr 2020 by Paul Whitington
Adoxia sp. (Leaf beetle) at Southern Forest Life - 11 Apr 2020 by KerriLee
THYNNINAE (sub-family) (Flower wasp) at Southern Forest Life - 10 Apr 2020 by KerriLee
Ramaria sp. (A coral fungi) at Southern Forest Life - 10 Apr 2020 by KerriLee
Entiminae (subfamily) (Entimine weevil) at Southern Forest Life - 10 Apr 2020 by Paul Whitington
Strepsicrates macropetana (Eucalyptus Leafroller) at Southern Forest Life - 9 Apr 2020 by Paul Whitington
MUTILLIDAE (family) (Velvet "ant") at Southern Forest Life - 8 Apr 2020 by Paul Whitington
Hakea macraeana (Willow Needlewood) at Southern Forest Life - 8 Apr 2020 by Paul Whitington
Euops sp. (genus) (Leaf-rolling weevil) at Southern Forest Life - 8 Apr 2020 by Paul Whitington
Oxyops sp. (genus) (Oxyops weevil) at Southern Forest Life - 8 Apr 2020 by Paul Whitington
Helichrysum leucopsideum (Satin Everlasting) at Southern Forest Life - 5 Apr 2020 by Paul Whitington
Aedes (Rampamyia) notoscriptus (Common backyard mosquito) at Southern Forest Life - 2 Apr 2020 by Paul Whitington
Aedes sp. (Mosquito) at Southern Forest Life - 2 Apr 2020 by Paul Whitington
Ommatius sp. (Common yellow robber fly) at Southern Forest Life - 30 Mar 2020 by KerriLee
Simosyrphus grandicornis (Common hover fly) at Southern Forest Life - 30 Mar 2020 by KerriLee
CHIRONOMIDAE (family) (Non-biting Midge) at Southern Forest Life - 30 Mar 2020 by KerriLee
Lomandra glauca (Pale Mat-rush) at Southern Forest Life - 30 Mar 2020 by Paul Whitington
Lindsaea linearis (Screw Fern) at Southern Forest Life - 30 Mar 2020 by Paul Whitington
Cyathochaeta diandra (Sheath Sedge) at Southern Forest Life - 30 Mar 2020 by Paul Whitington
Leptospermum trinervium (Paperbark Teatree) at Southern Forest Life - 30 Mar 2020 by Paul Whitington
Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Southern Forest Life - 30 Mar 2020 by KerriLee
Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Southern Forest Life - 30 Mar 2020 by KerriLee
Imperata cylindrica (Blady Grass) at Southern Forest Life - 9 Mar 2020 by Paul Whitington
Kunzea ericoides (Burgan) at Southern Forest Life - 9 Mar 2020 by Paul Whitington
Monophlebulus sp. (Giant Mealy Bug) at Southern Forest Life - 9 Mar 2020 by Paul Whitington
Banksia serrata (Saw Banksia) at Southern Forest Life - 9 Mar 2020 by Paul Whitington
Dissomorphia australiaria (Dissomorphia australiaria) at Southern Forest Life - 9 Mar 2020 by Paul Whitington
Billardiera mutabilis (Snot Berry) at Southern Forest Life - 9 Mar 2020 by Paul Whitington
Hypoxis hygrometrica var. hygrometrica (Golden Weather-grass) at Southern Forest Life - 9 Mar 2020 by Paul Whitington
Selaginella uliginosa (Swamp Selaginella) at Southern Forest Life - 29 Feb 2020 by Paul Whitington
Banksia serrata (Saw Banksia) at Southern Forest Life - 29 Feb 2020 by Paul Whitington
Notelaea venosa (Large Mock olive) at Southern Forest Life - 27 Feb 2020 by Paul Whitington
Leptospermum continentale (Prickly Teatree) at Southern Forest Life - 27 Feb 2020 by Paul Whitington
Cyclodomorphus michaeli (Eastern She-oak Skink) at Southern Forest Life - 22 Feb 2020 by KerriLee
Scopula optivata (Scopula optivata) at Southern Forest Life - 20 Feb 2020 by Paul Whitington
Wahlenbergia multicaulis (Tadgell's Bluebell) at Southern Forest Life - 17 Feb 2020 by Paul Whitington
Elaeocarpus reticulatus (Blueberry Ash) at Southern Forest Life - 16 Feb 2020 by Paul Whitington
Cyathea australis (Rough Tree Fern) at Southern Forest Life - 14 Feb 2020 by Paul Whitington
Atrax sp. (Funnel-web spider) at Southern Forest Life - 13 Feb 2020 by Paul Whitington
Wahlenbergia multicaulis (Tadgell's Bluebell) at Southern Forest Life - 10 Feb 2020 by Paul Whitington
Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Southern Forest Life - 6 Feb 2020 by KerriLee
Egernia saxatilis intermedia (Black Rock Skink) at Southern Forest Life - 10 Jan 2020 by KerriLee
Dipodium variegatum (Blotched Hyacinth Orchid) at Southern Forest Life - 25 Dec 2019 by Paul Whitington
Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at Southern Forest Life - 25 Dec 2019 by KerriLee
Scaevola ramosissima (Hairy Fan-flower) at Southern Forest Life - 25 Dec 2019 by Paul Whitington
Amegilla sp. (Blue-banded Bee) at Southern Forest Life - 24 Dec 2019 by KerriLee
DYNASTINAE (A dynastine scarab beetle) at Southern Forest Life - 23 Dec 2019 by KerriLee
Ariamnes colubrinus (Whip spider) at Southern Forest Life - 19 Dec 2019 by KerriLee
Arrolla lawrencei (Wood cricket) at Southern Forest Life - 13 Dec 2019 by Paul Whitington
Phrissogonus laticostata (Apple Looper) at Southern Forest Life - 4 Dec 2019 by Paul Whitington
Cacomantis flabelliformis (Fan-tailed Cuckoo) at Southern Forest Life - 25 Nov 2019 by KerriLee
Meomyia sp. (Bee fly) at Southern Forest Life - 23 Nov 2019 by KerriLee
Campion callosus (A mantisfly) at Southern Forest Life - 22 Nov 2019 by KerriLee
Trichophthalma sp. (Tangle-vein fly) at Southern Forest Life - 22 Nov 2019 by KerriLee
Austroargiolestes icteromelas icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Southern Forest Life - 19 Nov 2019 by KerriLee
Trapezites praxedes (Southern Silver Ochre) at Southern Forest Life - 19 Nov 2019 by KerriLee
Leptogaster sp. (Thin-tailed robber fly) at Southern Forest Life - 19 Nov 2019 by KerriLee
Dicaeum hirundinaceum (Mistletoebird) at Southern Forest Life - 19 Nov 2019 by KerriLee
Xanthorrhoea concava (Grass Tree) at Southern Forest Life - 18 Nov 2019 by Paul Whitington
EUCNEMIDAE (family) (False click beetles) at Southern Forest Life - 18 Nov 2019 by Paul Whitington
Porrostoma rhipidium (Net-winged beetle) at Southern Forest Life - 18 Nov 2019 by Paul Whitington
Dianella caerulea (Blue Flax Lily) at Southern Forest Life - 18 Nov 2019 by Paul Whitington
Ariamnes colubrinus (Whip spider) at Southern Forest Life - 18 Nov 2019 by KerriLee
Comptosia insignis (Bee fly) at Southern Forest Life - 18 Nov 2019 by Paul Whitington
Staurostichus sp. (Bee fly) at Southern Forest Life - 18 Nov 2019 by KerriLee
Mitrasacme polymorpha (Varied Mitrewort) at Southern Forest Life - 18 Nov 2019 by Paul Whitington
ASILIDAE (family) (Robber fly) at Southern Forest Life - 18 Nov 2019 by KerriLee
Myrmecia piliventris (Golden-tailed bullant) at Southern Forest Life - 17 Nov 2019 by KerriLee
Calyptorhynchus funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo) at Southern Forest Life - 17 Nov 2019 by KerriLee
Polyzosteria sp. (Wingless diurnal cockroach) at Southern Forest Life - 16 Nov 2019 by Paul Whitington

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 16 Jan 2019 Recorded on
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