Thursday, 28 November 2019

Cenochlora quieta

Cenochlora quieta GEOMETRINAE GEOMETRIDAE

This is another one that has sat around for some years. Like many of the Emeralds, it is difficult to separate the species especially when there are a number of photos identified as a certain species but differ from the identified species on a site like Bold Systems.
It is all a bit of a guessing game really.
However I do think this one is Cenochlora quieta.
Distribution of samples taken is fairly small including our area here near Toowoomba and a little to the North and East of our location and one instance on the North Coast of New South Wales.
Wing span about 20mm (judging from the flyscreen).
I found no information on the biology of this moth.



Family:- GEOMETRIDAE
Sub Family:- GEOMETRINAE
Genus:- Cenochlora
Species:- quieta









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Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Herpetogramma Sp

Herpetogramma (Possibly licarsisalis) SPILOMELINAE CRAMBIDAE

Although very similar to the  Nacoleia Species moths, I think the deeper clefts in the fore wing markings and the more prominant labial palps suggests it is more likely to be Herpetogramma Sp., possibly H. licarsisalis.
I am not completely confident of this ID, so if anyone has any suggestions please let me know.







Family:- CRAMBIDAE
Sub Family:- SPILOMELINAE
Genus:- Herpetogramma
Species:- Sp  (possibly licarsisalis)









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Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Ophyx ochroptera

Ophyx ochroptera CALPINAE EREBIDAE

This photo sat around in a group of photos I had failed to process since January 2017!
It is a rainforest species usually, and one of the possible larval food plants here is our Morton Bay Fig trees (Ficus macrophylla, MORACEAE).
We have 2 in the yard.
Wing span I think was about 50mm.






Family:- EREBIDAE
Sub Family:- CALPINAE
Genus:- Ophyx
Species:- ochroptera



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Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Otonoma anemois

Otonoma anemois COSMOPTERIGINAE COSMOPTERIGIDAE

I have had this one on the unidentified list for a long time.
Thanks to Nick who has found a name for it.
I don't have anything on the biology of it.
I think the wing span was about 10 to 12mm.





Family:- COSMOPTERIGIDAE
Sub Family:- COSMOPTERIGINAE
Genus:- Otonoma
Species:- anemois













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Hypocala guttiventris HYPOCALINAE EREBIDAE

Was:- Hypocala guttiventris CATOCALINAE NOCTUIDAE

I have already put this moth on the Blog on Tuesday, 9 January 2018, as Hypocala guttiventris CATOCALINAE NOCTUIDAE, but I now have some better photos showing the hind wings.

The forewing is variable in colour and often found without the dark area
Wingspan about 35mm.
This is a fruit piercing moth.


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

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