Wednesday, 28 September 2016

 OENOCHROMINAE  GEOMETRIDAE

Epidesmia tryxaria OENOCHROMINAE  GEOMETRIDAE




Family:- GEOMETRIDAE
Sub Family:- OENOCHROMINAE
Genus:- Epidesmia 
Species:- tryxaria







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Epidesmia chilonaria OENOCHROMINAE GEOMETRIDAE




Family:- GEOMETRIDAE
Sub Family:- OENOCHROMINAE
Genus:- Epidesmia
Species:- chilonaria






These moths are quite common. On page 370 IFB Common, Moths of Australia, it is reported that
some larvae raised from eggs accepted Callistemon saligna, Eucalyptus tereticornis and
Angophora floribunda as food. All these plants are in the family Myrtaceae.


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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

NACOPHORINI ENNOMINAE GEOMETRIDAE

Stibaroma Sp. NACOPHORINI ENNOMINAE GEOMETRIDAE

Both the moths this week come from a group of moths that are difficult to identify, so no species name.




 Family:- GEOMETRIDAE
Sub Family:- ENNOMINAE
Genus:- Stibaroma
Species:- Sp

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Dysbatus Sp NACOPHORINI ENNOMINAE GEOMETRIDAE




Family:- GEOMETRIDAE
Sub Family:- ENNOMINAE
Genus:- Dysbatus
Species:- Sp






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Wednesday, 14 September 2016

GEOMETRIDAE, Dissomorphia australiaria

Dissomorphia australiaria MACARIINI ENNOMINAE GEOMETRIDAE


 


 Family:- GEOMETRIDAE
Sub Family:- ENNOMINAE
Genus:- Dissomorphia
Species:- australiaria




The second photo on the right for the moth above, has a second moth in the upper left hand corner, enlarged in the photo at left. This moth is tiny. The painted surface it is on appears smooth to the naked eye. I did not see the moth when I took the photo. I have not been able to identify it but I think it is possibly from the family OECOPHORIDAE.






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Eccymatoge Sp LARENTIINAE GEOMETRIDAE


Family:- GEOMETRIDAE
Sub Family:- LARENTIINAE
Genus:- Eccymatoge Sp
Species:- Sp


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Thursday, 8 September 2016

Geometrinae - Emeralds


 Comibaena connata GEOMETRINAE GEOMETRIDAE

This first moth is in the genus Comibaena, and I think the species is connata. It is also possible it is Comibaena mariae. The two are very similar and there are not a lot of reliable photos for positive identification. It appears that more C. mariae have been collected in the Brisbane region but my sample looks closer to C. connata.



Family:- GEOMETRIDAE
Sub Family:- GEOMETRINAE
Genus:- Comibaena
Species:- connata
 

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Comostola laesaria GEOMETRINAE GEOMETRIDAE

This second moths is often seen landing with it's wings raised. It will eventually lower them when completely at rest.



Family:- GEOMETRIDAE
Sub Family:- GEOMETRINAE
Genus:- Comostola
Species:- laesaria

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Another moth in the same genus can be seen on this blog at:-
Comostola leucomerata GEOMETRINAE GEOMETRIDAE Monday, 4 May 2015

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