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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.

Date & Time

2015-10-21 12:43 AM [Melbourne]


  -37.899578 , 145.31128 : 173.987 m

Near Upper Ferntree Gully VIC 3156, Australia


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  1. Cathy Powers  Hey Mark - might think about Poecilasthena pulchraria

    Reply • 24 Oct 2015

    • Mark Ridgway  Thanks so much Cathy. I'll check a little later.

      Reply • 24 Oct 2015

    • 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.

      Reply • 24 Oct 2015

    • 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.

      Reply • 24 Oct 2015

  2. 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.

    Reply • 25 Oct 2015

    • Mark Ridgway  It still has the size problem. I measured it quite well.

      Reply • 25 Oct 2015

    • Mark Ridgway  I've seen it 2 nights. I'll catch it next time.

      Reply • 25 Oct 2015

    • Mark Ridgway  If you're confident please feel welcome to change the ID.

      Reply • 25 Oct 2015

      • Cathy Powers  I will see if I can get some assistance from the experts first.

        Reply • 25 Oct 2015

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

          Reply • 26 Oct 2015

NS Observation No. 562AF3FFED2A8904A20001CA
Created 2015-10-24 01:59 PM (over 4 years ago)
Created By Mark Ridgway
Updated 2015-10-26 06:26 PM (over 4 years ago)
Updated By Mark Ridgway
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