Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Ozarba chrysaspis EUSTROTIINAE NOCTUIDAE

Was:- Ozarba chrysaspis ACONTIINAE NOCTUIDAE

I couldn't find information about these two moths or their larvae.

Other members of the genus Ozarba, in Africa, are known to feed on plants in the Acanthaceae and Poaceae families.




Family:- NOCTUIDAE
Sub Family:- EUSTROTIINAE
Genus:- Ozarba
Species:- chrysaspis












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Ozarba punctigera EUSTROTIINAE NOCTUIDAE 

 Was:- Ozarba punctigera ACONTIINAE NOCTUIDAE

As above, other members of the genus Ozarba, in Africa, are known to feed on plants in the Acanthaceae and Poaceae families.



Family:- NOCTUIDAE
Sub Family:- EUSTROTIINAE
Genus:- Ozarba
Species:- punctigera












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Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Eudocima fullonia CALPINAE EREBIDAE

Was:- Othreis ( Eudocima ) fullonia CATOCALINAE NOCTUIDAE
Sometimes also E. phalonia, and a variety of similar names with various spellings.

Eudocima fullonia CALPINAE EREBIDAE
 When I first put this moth on the blog there was some confusion as to which genus it should be in, so
many sites were putting both names for the same moth. You can see this in the post on this blog in a post on scale tufts on Wednesday, 17 June 2015.

 It would appear that the name has been formally decided on and the correct name now appears to be
Eudocima fullonia CALPINAE EREBIDAE.



Family:- EREBIDAE
Sub Family:- CALPINAE
Genus:- Eudocima
Species:- fullonia


























 We have found these caterpillars on our Legnephora moorei ( MENISPERMACEAE ) known as Round Leaf Vine.
They are a fruit piercing moth serious agricultural pest.
Wing span is about quoted at around 100mm but I think ours tend to be a bit smaller.








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Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Oraesia emarginata


Oraesia emarginata CALPINAE EREBIDAE

Was :- Oraesia emarginata CATOCALINAE NOCTUIDAE

This is yet another Fruit Piercing Moth. 
A very pretty moth and most of the photos of it on the internet do not do it justice.
The larval food plants include Cissampelos species (MENISPERMACEAE), and in our case it is most likely to have been Legnephora moorei (Family: MENISPERMACEAE ) known as Round Leaf Vine. If you follow the link on the right hand side of the blog to the Toowoomba Plants blog you can read a bit more about it.
 



 Family:- EREBIDAE
Sub Family:- CALPINAE
Genus:-  Oraesia
Species:- emarginata








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Oxyodes tricolor EREBINAE EREBIDAE

Was:- Oxyodes tricolor CATOCALINAE NOCTUIDAE 0843 on  - 7535

The forewing colouring and pattern are very variable, and so the moth can be difficult to identify.
The most likely larval food plants here are in the SAPINDACEAE family.




Family:- EREBIDAE
Sub Family:- EREBINAE
Genus:- Oxyodes 
Species:- tricolor








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Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Ophiusa parcemacula

 Ophiusa parcemacula EREBINAE EREBIDAE

Was:-  Ophiusa parcemacula CALPINAE  NOCTUIDAE
Although the larvae  have been reported of them feeding on Mistletoe ( LORANTHACEAE ), and  Melaleuca quinquenervia  (MYRTACEAE ) there seems to be some doubt about what they were actually eating.





Family:- EREBIDAE
Sub Family:- EREBINAE
Genus:- Ophiusa 
Species:- parcemacula


This was another very recent addition to the species we have found here.















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Ophiusa disjungens EREBINAE EREBIDAE

Was :- Ophiusa disjungens CATOCALINAE NOCTUIDAE

This is a moth that is fairly widely distributed. In Australia it is known in the Northern Territory,
Queensland and down into New South Wales. Overseas the larvae have been seen on Eucalyptus and other plants in the MYRTACEAE family, (Common, Moths of Australia), including Turpentine tree flowers (Syncarpia glomulifera) and Guava (Psidium guajava). They are both in the MYRTACEAE family.
The adult moth is a fruit piercing moth.



Family:- EREBIDAE
Sub Family:- EREBINAE
Genus:- Ophiusa 
Species:- disjungens




Another example of the genus Ophiusa can be seen on my blog for Wednesday, 16 December 2015.











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