Wednesday, 13 January 2016

3 New moths, one new family

Although I have been photographing moths here, at all times of  year, for a number of years we are still getting new species coming to the windows at night. This week there are 3 new moths that I have not see before, and one of those is the first I have seen in the family YPONOMEUTIDAE.

Cardamyla carinentalis PYRALINI PYRALINAE PYRALIDAE

 


Family:- PYRALIDAE
Sub Family:- PYRALINAE
Genus:- Cardamyla
Species:- carinentalis






According to "A Guide to Australian Moths" (Zborowski and Edwards 2007), they were illustrated feeding on Cassine australis (Celastraceae) Red Olive Plum. This is the most likely plant in our garden for them to be feeding on. Further information on the attractive plant from the "Toowoomba Plants" link in the right hand margin. Enter the name in the search box at the top of the page.

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Etiella Sp Possibly zinckenella PHYCITINI PHYCITINAE PYRALIDAE

 



Family:- PYRALIDAE
Sub Family:- PHYCITINAE
Genus:- Etiella
Species:- Sp Poss zinckenella



















Many of the species of Etiella are difficult to tell apart using a photo. Many of the photos on reliable sites are of moths specimens in poor condition so the species identification for this moth is uncertain.
The moths of Etiella are pests on Legumes especially Lucerne seeds also peanut, soybeans and peas.



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 Yponomeuta paurodes YPONOMEUTINAE YPONOMEUTIDAE

 




Family:- YPONOMEUTIDAE
Sub Family:- YPONOMEUTINAE
Genus:- Yponomeuta
Species:- paurodes



I have one reference of Yponomeuta paurodes feeding on Cassine (CELASTRACEAE) and another on  Red Olive Berry ( Elaeodendron australe, CELASTRACEAE ).
This is the same plant family as Cardamyla carinentalis moths above.

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