Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Hypocala guttiventris

 Hypocala guttiventris HYPOCALINAE EREBIDAE

Was:- Hypocala guttiventris CATOCALINAE NOCTUIDAE
The forewing is variable in colour and often found without the dark area
Wingspan about 35mm.
This is a fuit piercing moth.




Family:- EREBIDAE
Sub Family:- HYPOCALINAE
Genus:- Hypocala
Species:- guttiventris








Synonyms :-
Hypocala lativitta Walker, 1865
Hypocala tryphaenina Felder & Rogenhofer, 1874

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Ipanica cornigera AGARISTINAE NOCTUIDAE

This is apparently  the only species in the genus Ipanica. There have been samples collected in Western Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria. there is also a recording in South Australia very close to the intersection of the borders of Qld, NSW and SA.
Wikipedia also says Tasmania but the Atlas of Living Australia does not record it there.
Although other AGARISTINAE often fly during the day, Moths of Australia (I.F.B Common 1990) records Ipanica cornigera as being mainly nocturnal, and this is consistent with what I have seen here.
Wing span 30mm approx.



Family:- NOCTUIDAE
Sub Family:- AGARISTINAE
Genus:- Ipanica
Species:- corniger


The second moth in this photo is probably Achyra affinitalis PYRAUSTINAE CRAMBIDAE
(see the post Wednesday, 6 April 2016)


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