Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Some Summer moths

 These first two moths, although they are regular visitors they tend to come in late summer. They have a range of larval food plants but are also a known pest on cotton crops.

Earias smaragdina CHLOEPHORINAE NOLIDAE





Family:- NOLIDAE
Sub Family:- CHLOEPHORINAE
Genus:- Earias
Species:- smaragdina










Earias huegeliana CHLOEPHORINAE NOLIDAE




Family:- NOLIDAE
Sub Family:- CHLOEPHORINAE
Genus:- Earias
Species:- huegeliana










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Philobota Sp OECOPHORINAE OECOPHORIDAE
The Genus Philobota has over 200 described species in Australia. The ones below are difficult to identify because many different species have very similar wing markings.








Family:- OECOPHORIDAE
Sub Family:- OECOPHORINAE
Genus:- Philobota
Species:- Sp









Philobota Sp Poss stenophylla OECOPHORINAE OECOPHORIDAE






Family:- OECOPHORIDAE
Sub Family:- OECOPHORINAE
Genus:- Philobota
Species:- Sp Poss stenophylla








The moths in the photos this week are all in the range of 10 to 15mm from head to the end of the wings.  Where they are on fly screen, the mesh is 2mm and you can estimate the length from that.

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