2015-10-21 00:43:00

Species

Species NameIdentification by
Poecilasthena pulchrariaargybee

Description

Small translucent aqua 'emerald moth' about 20mm wing span. (note legs visible through wings) Distinctive spots near central costa. Drawn to house lights near midnight.

Location

Upper Ferntree Gully VIC 3156, Australia

Discussion

  • 2015-10-24

    Cathy Powers

    "Hey Mark - might think about Poecilasthena pulchraria"

  • 2015-10-24

    Mark Ridgway

    "Thanks so much Cathy. I'll check a little later."

  • 2015-10-24

    Mark Ridgway

    "Poecilasthena certainly looks good but there are so many options. I like P pulchraria hind wing angles but the fringes look a bit rich for this one. Working through MoV3 CD but I note the warning on page 33. It might stay at genus. Comments welcome and thanks again. "

  • 2015-10-24

    Mark Ridgway

    "The nearest I can find is the third pic on MoV3 CD Poecilasthena sp(2)2.pdf - the fringe is almost non-existent and the size is right too."

  • 2015-10-25

    Cathy Powers

    "Mark - I still am leaning towards P pulchraria because of the dashes on the right upper wing termen and also the sp(2) has a cream edge with darkish fringe. The fringe may be worn away."

  • 2015-10-25

    Mark Ridgway

    "It still has the size problem. I measured it quite well."

  • 2015-10-25

    Mark Ridgway

    "I've seen it 2 nights. I'll catch it next time."

  • 2015-10-25

    Mark Ridgway

    "If you're confident please feel welcome to change the ID."

  • 2015-10-25

    Cathy Powers

    "I will see if I can get some assistance from the experts first."

  • 2015-10-26

    Mark Ridgway

    "ID changed. Please thank Marilyn for me. So many micro-leps around at the moment. I guess they are even less described."

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Observation2015-10-21 00:43:00
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Location-37.899578, 145.311280
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Created2015-10-24 by argybee
Updated2015-10-26 by argybee
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