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Cizara ardeniae

Coprosma Hawk Moth at Black Range, NSW

Cizara ardeniae at Black Range, NSW - 3 Jan 2017
Cizara ardeniae at Black Range, NSW - 3 Jan 2017
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Identification history

Cizara ardeniae 23 May 2020 MaxCampbell
Cizara ardeniae 23 May 2020 MaxCampbell
Cizara ardeniae (Coprosma Hawk Moth) 22 May 2020 AndrewMcCutcheon

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Author's notes

I was surprised to find this moth inside our house, presumably attracted in by the lights. After identifying this species and looking up it's range of distribution I noted that it should not be here.

5 comments

   22 May 2020
Wow, these aren't often seen. Why do you think it's out of area? There's an ALA record from Bega area. I've seen it in foothills of ranges west of Batemans Bay.
   23 May 2020
Hi Glenn, to identify the moth I referred to the book 'A Guide to Australian Moths' by Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards. In the brief description it outlined the moths distribution as being from the Atherton Tableland to as far south as Batemans Bay, where you have seen it. I guess with climate change we should not be surprised that many insect species are extending their range of distribution further south.
   23 May 2020
Coprosma repens (Mirror Bush), a favoured larval food plant in Sydney, is grown in gardens in Bega and weedy over on the coast. The way may well be prepared for this species to move south.
   24 May 2020
It's also been recorded around Mallacoota
   24 May 2020
Hi Glen, I'll update the species listing to local native.

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12 Jul 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon Oxycanus dirempta (Oxycanus dirempta) at Black Range, NSW - 12 Jul 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon Oxycanus silvanus (Oxycanus silvanus) at Black Range, NSW - 12 Jul 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon Pantydia capistrata at Black Range, NSW - 11 Jul 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Black Range, NSW - 11 Jul 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon Phylidonyris pyrrhopterus (Crescent Honeyeater) at Black Range, NSW - 10 Jul 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon Melithreptus lunatus (White-naped Honeyeater) at Black Range, NSW - 10 Jul 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon Calyptorhynchus funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo) at Black Range, NSW - 10 Jul 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon Oxycanus silvanus (Oxycanus silvanus) at Black Range, NSW - 1 Jul 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon Cosmodes elegans (Green Blotched Moth) at Black Range, NSW - 1 Jul 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon Pachycephala olivacea (Olive Whistler) at Black Range, NSW - 29 Jun 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Black Range, NSW - 29 Jun 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Black Range, NSW - 27 Jun 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon Candalides absimilis (Common Pencil-blue) at Black Range, NSW - 27 Jan 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon Tasmanicosa godeffroyi (Garden Wolf Spider) at Black Range, NSW - 29 Dec 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon Aulacocyclus edentulus (Passalid beetle) at Black Range, NSW - 29 Dec 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon Anoplognathus pallidicollis (Pale-collared Christmas beetle) at Black Range, NSW - 29 Dec 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon Hirundapus caudacutus (White-throated Needletail) at Black Range, NSW - 29 Nov 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon Macropus rufogriseus (Red-necked Wallaby) at Black Range, NSW - 29 Nov 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Black Range, NSW - 29 Nov 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon Phaps chalcoptera (Common Bronzewing) at Black Range, NSW - 29 Nov 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at Black Range, NSW - 16 Aug 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon Psophodes olivaceus (Eastern Whipbird) at Black Range, NSW - 16 Aug 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon Melithreptus lunatus (White-naped Honeyeater) at Black Range, NSW - 16 Aug 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Black Range, NSW - 16 Aug 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon Nesoptilotis leucotis (White-eared Honeyeater) at Black Range, NSW - 18 Jun 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon Columba leucomela (White-headed Pigeon) at Black Range, NSW - 8 Jun 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon Delias nigrina (Black Jezebel) at Black Range, NSW - 11 Apr 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon Leptomyrmex erythrocephalus (Spider ant) at Black Range, NSW - 8 Apr 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon Microeca fascinans (Jacky Winter) at Black Range, NSW - 6 Apr 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Black Range, NSW - 6 Apr 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon Abantiades atripalpis (Bardee grub/moth, Rain Moth) at Black Range, NSW - 4 Apr 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon Entometa fervens at Black Range, NSW - 4 Apr 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon Papilio (Princeps) aegeus (Large Citrus Butterfly) at Black Range, NSW - 26 Feb 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon Ypthima arctous (Dusky Knight) at Black Range, NSW - 23 Feb 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon Rhipidura rufifrons (Rufous Fantail) at Black Range, NSW - 22 Feb 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon Amenia imperialis (Yellow-headed blowfly) at Black Range, NSW - 22 Feb 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon Hypocysta metirius (Brown Ringlet) at Black Range, NSW - 22 Feb 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon Triclista guttata (Spotted march fly) at Black Range, NSW - 15 Jan 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon Dicaeum hirundinaceum (Mistletoebird) at Black Range, NSW - 14 Jan 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon Myrmecia tarsata (Bullant or Bulldog ant) at Black Range, NSW - 7 Jan 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon Appias paulina (Yellow Albatross) at Black Range, NSW - 5 Jan 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon Eupoecila australasiae (Fiddler Beetle) at Black Range, NSW - 5 Jan 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon Amphirhoe sloanei (A longhorn or longicorn beetle) at Black Range, NSW - 5 Jan 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon Stenoderus suturalis (Longhorn or longicorn beetle) at Black Range, NSW - 5 Jan 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon Gasteruption sp. (A parasitic wasp) at Black Range, NSW - 4 Jan 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Black Range, NSW - 21 Sep 2018 by AndrewMcCutcheon Atrax sp. (Funnel-web spider) at Black Range, NSW - 18 Jul 2018 by AndrewMcCutcheon Acanthiza reguloides (Buff-rumped Thornbill) at Black Range, NSW - 29 Dec 2017 by AndrewMcCutcheon Cizara ardeniae (Coprosma Hawk Moth) at Black Range, NSW - 24 Nov 2017 by AndrewMcCutcheon Acanthiza nana (Yellow Thornbill) at Black Range, NSW - 19 Nov 2017 by AndrewMcCutcheon Acanthiza lineata (Striated Thornbill) at Black Range, NSW - 19 Nov 2017 by AndrewMcCutcheon Lopholaimus antarcticus (Topknot Pigeon) at Black Range, NSW - 19 Nov 2017 by AndrewMcCutcheon Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill) at Black Range, NSW - 27 Jul 2017 by AndrewMcCutcheon Heteronympha banksii (Banks' Brown) at Black Range, NSW - 27 Mar 2017 by AndrewMcCutcheon Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Black Range, NSW - 1 Jan 2017 by AndrewMcCutcheon Argiope keyserlingi (St Andrew's Cross Spider) at Black Range, NSW - 28 Dec 2016 by AndrewMcCutcheon Aridaeus thoracicus (Tiger longhorn beetle) at Black Range, NSW - 13 Dec 2016 by AndrewMcCutcheon Drysdalia coronoides (White-lipped snake) at Black Range, NSW - 11 Dec 2016 by AndrewMcCutcheon Nyssus albopunctatus (White-spotted swift spider) at Black Range, NSW - 7 Dec 2016 by AndrewMcCutcheon Cinclosoma punctatum (Spotted Quail-thrush) at Black Range, NSW - 7 Dec 2016 by AndrewMcCutcheon Turnix varius (Painted Button-quail) at Black Range, NSW - 28 Oct 2016 by AndrewMcCutcheon Glossopsitta concinna (Musk Lorikeet) at Black Range, NSW - 25 Oct 2016 by AndrewMcCutcheon Antechinus agilis (Agile Antechinus) at Black Range, NSW - 21 Apr 2016 by AndrewMcCutcheon Nymphes myrmeleonoides (Blue eyes lacewing) at Black Range, NSW - 19 Jan 2016 by AndrewMcCutcheon Fodina ostorius (Moth Fodina ostorius) at Black Range, NSW - 19 Jan 2016 by AndrewMcCutcheon Candalides consimilis subsp. goodingi (Dark Pencil-Blue) at Black Range, NSW - 14 Dec 2015 by AndrewMcCutcheon Tisiphone abeona (Swordgrass Brown) at Black Range, NSW - 7 Dec 2015 by AndrewMcCutcheon Myzomela sanguinolenta (Scarlet Honeyeater) at Black Range, NSW - 11 Oct 2015 by AndrewMcCutcheon Delias aganippe (Spotted Jezebel) at Black Range, NSW - 9 Oct 2015 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-parrot) at Black Range, NSW - 30 Jul 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Platycercus elegans x eximius (Hybrid Crimson x Eastern Rosella) at Black Range, NSW - 30 Jul 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Cacomantis flabelliformis (Fan-tailed Cuckoo) at Black Range, NSW - 30 Jul 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Pardalotus striatus (Striated Pardalote) at Black Range, NSW - 30 Jul 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Cormobates leucophaea (White-throated Treecreeper) at Black Range, NSW - 29 Jul 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Ninox novaeseelandiae (Southern Boobook) at Black Range, NSW - 26 Jul 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Halone sejuncta (Halone sejuncta) at Black Range, NSW - 25 Jul 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Anthela ferruginosa at Black Range, NSW - 25 Jul 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Neochmia temporalis (Red-browed Finch) at Black Range, NSW - 25 Jul 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Columba leucomela (White-headed Pigeon) at Black Range, NSW - 14 Jul 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Allothereua maculata (House Centipede) at Black Range, NSW - 12 Jul 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Oxycanus dirempta (Oxycanus dirempta) at Black Range, NSW - 12 Jul 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Oxycanus silvanus (Oxycanus silvanus) at Black Range, NSW - 12 Jul 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Pantydia capistrata at Black Range, NSW - 11 Jul 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Black Range, NSW - 11 Jul 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Phylidonyris pyrrhopterus (Crescent Honeyeater) at Black Range, NSW - 10 Jul 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Melithreptus lunatus (White-naped Honeyeater) at Black Range, NSW - 10 Jul 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Calyptorhynchus funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo) at Black Range, NSW - 10 Jul 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Oxycanus silvanus (Oxycanus silvanus) at Black Range, NSW - 1 Jul 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Cosmodes elegans (Green Blotched Moth) at Black Range, NSW - 1 Jul 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Pachycephala olivacea (Olive Whistler) at Black Range, NSW - 29 Jun 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Black Range, NSW - 29 Jun 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Black Range, NSW - 27 Jun 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Candalides absimilis (Common Pencil-blue) at Black Range, NSW - 27 Jan 2020 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Tasmanicosa godeffroyi (Garden Wolf Spider) at Black Range, NSW - 29 Dec 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Aulacocyclus edentulus (Passalid beetle) at Black Range, NSW - 29 Dec 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Anoplognathus pallidicollis (Pale-collared Christmas beetle) at Black Range, NSW - 29 Dec 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Hirundapus caudacutus (White-throated Needletail) at Black Range, NSW - 29 Nov 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Macropus rufogriseus (Red-necked Wallaby) at Black Range, NSW - 29 Nov 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Black Range, NSW - 29 Nov 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Phaps chalcoptera (Common Bronzewing) at Black Range, NSW - 29 Nov 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at Black Range, NSW - 16 Aug 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Psophodes olivaceus (Eastern Whipbird) at Black Range, NSW - 16 Aug 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Melithreptus lunatus (White-naped Honeyeater) at Black Range, NSW - 16 Aug 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Black Range, NSW - 16 Aug 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Nesoptilotis leucotis (White-eared Honeyeater) at Black Range, NSW - 18 Jun 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Columba leucomela (White-headed Pigeon) at Black Range, NSW - 8 Jun 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Delias nigrina (Black Jezebel) at Black Range, NSW - 11 Apr 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Leptomyrmex erythrocephalus (Spider ant) at Black Range, NSW - 8 Apr 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Microeca fascinans (Jacky Winter) at Black Range, NSW - 6 Apr 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Black Range, NSW - 6 Apr 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Abantiades atripalpis (Bardee grub/moth, Rain Moth) at Black Range, NSW - 4 Apr 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Entometa fervens at Black Range, NSW - 4 Apr 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Papilio (Princeps) aegeus (Large Citrus Butterfly) at Black Range, NSW - 26 Feb 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Ypthima arctous (Dusky Knight) at Black Range, NSW - 23 Feb 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Rhipidura rufifrons (Rufous Fantail) at Black Range, NSW - 22 Feb 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Amenia imperialis (Yellow-headed blowfly) at Black Range, NSW - 22 Feb 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Hypocysta metirius (Brown Ringlet) at Black Range, NSW - 22 Feb 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Triclista guttata (Spotted march fly) at Black Range, NSW - 15 Jan 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Dicaeum hirundinaceum (Mistletoebird) at Black Range, NSW - 14 Jan 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Myrmecia tarsata (Bullant or Bulldog ant) at Black Range, NSW - 7 Jan 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Appias paulina (Yellow Albatross) at Black Range, NSW - 5 Jan 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Eupoecila australasiae (Fiddler Beetle) at Black Range, NSW - 5 Jan 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Amphirhoe sloanei (A longhorn or longicorn beetle) at Black Range, NSW - 5 Jan 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Stenoderus suturalis (Longhorn or longicorn beetle) at Black Range, NSW - 5 Jan 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Gasteruption sp. (A parasitic wasp) at Black Range, NSW - 4 Jan 2019 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Black Range, NSW - 21 Sep 2018 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Atrax sp. (Funnel-web spider) at Black Range, NSW - 18 Jul 2018 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Acanthiza reguloides (Buff-rumped Thornbill) at Black Range, NSW - 29 Dec 2017 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Cizara ardeniae (Coprosma Hawk Moth) at Black Range, NSW - 24 Nov 2017 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Acanthiza nana (Yellow Thornbill) at Black Range, NSW - 19 Nov 2017 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Acanthiza lineata (Striated Thornbill) at Black Range, NSW - 19 Nov 2017 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Lopholaimus antarcticus (Topknot Pigeon) at Black Range, NSW - 19 Nov 2017 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill) at Black Range, NSW - 27 Jul 2017 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Heteronympha banksii (Banks' Brown) at Black Range, NSW - 27 Mar 2017 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Black Range, NSW - 1 Jan 2017 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Argiope keyserlingi (St Andrew's Cross Spider) at Black Range, NSW - 28 Dec 2016 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Aridaeus thoracicus (Tiger longhorn beetle) at Black Range, NSW - 13 Dec 2016 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Drysdalia coronoides (White-lipped snake) at Black Range, NSW - 11 Dec 2016 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Nyssus albopunctatus (White-spotted swift spider) at Black Range, NSW - 7 Dec 2016 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Cinclosoma punctatum (Spotted Quail-thrush) at Black Range, NSW - 7 Dec 2016 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Turnix varius (Painted Button-quail) at Black Range, NSW - 28 Oct 2016 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Glossopsitta concinna (Musk Lorikeet) at Black Range, NSW - 25 Oct 2016 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Antechinus agilis (Agile Antechinus) at Black Range, NSW - 21 Apr 2016 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Nymphes myrmeleonoides (Blue eyes lacewing) at Black Range, NSW - 19 Jan 2016 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Fodina ostorius (Moth Fodina ostorius) at Black Range, NSW - 19 Jan 2016 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Candalides consimilis subsp. goodingi (Dark Pencil-Blue) at Black Range, NSW - 14 Dec 2015 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Tisiphone abeona (Swordgrass Brown) at Black Range, NSW - 7 Dec 2015 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Myzomela sanguinolenta (Scarlet Honeyeater) at Black Range, NSW - 11 Oct 2015 by AndrewMcCutcheon
Delias aganippe (Spotted Jezebel) at Black Range, NSW - 9 Oct 2015 by AndrewMcCutcheon

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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