Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Moths from the last week

 We still have not had any rain and some of the plants are beginning to show signs of stress. Despite the lack of rain, the last week has produced quite a lot of new moths, many that I have not seen before and have yet to identify.
However , this weeks selection contains two new and two old.

Amata aperta CTENUCHINAE ARCTIIDAE

 





 Family:- ARCTIIDAE
Sub Family:- CTENUCHINAE
Genus:- Amata
Species:- aperta




 


In our case the larval food plant is probably dead Eucalyptus leaves.

 

 

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Dysgonia latizona CATOCALINAE NOCTUIDAE




Family:- NOCTUIDAE
Sub Family:- CATOCALINAE
Genus:- Dysgonia
Species:- latizona






This quite a large moth and the larval food plant here is probably a Breynia Sp (PHYLLANTHACEAE)


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Notarcha aurolinealis SPILOMELINAE CRAMBIDAE




Family:- CRAMBIDAE
Sub Family:- SPILOMELINAE
Genus:- Notarcha
Species:- polytimeta








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Cernia amyclaria OENOCHROMINAE GEOMETRIDAE



Family:- GEOMETRIDAE
Sub Family:- OENOCHROMINAE
Genus:- Cernia
Species:- amyclaria




This is another moth whose larvae feed on Eucalyptus.

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