Wednesday, 30 November 2016

STERRHINAE GEOMETRIDAE

Idaea inversata STERRHINAE GEOMETRIDAE

 Although there is a difference in the colour of the moths in these photos, they are still most likely to be the same species. 




 Family:- GEOMETRIDAE
Sub Family:- STERRHINAE
Genus:- Idaea
Species:- inversata


 


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Melanodes anthracitaria NACOPHORINI ENNOMINAE GEOMETRIDAE




Family:- GEOMETRIDAE
Sub Family:- ENNOMINAE
Genus:- Melanodes
Species:- anthracitaria





Larval food plant is likely to be Eucalyptus species.

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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Hypobapta Sp GEOMETRIDAE


Hypobapta barnardi GEOMETRINAE GEOMETRIDAE





Family:- GEOMETRIDAE
Sub Family:- GEOMETRINAE
Genus:- Hypobapta
Species:- barnardi





Not to be confused with a similar species H. eugramma. The forewing markings are different.


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Hypobapta tachyhalotaria GEOMETRINAE GEOMETRIDAE 

 



Family:- GEOMETRIDAE
Sub Family:- GEOMETRINAE
Genus:- Hypobapta 
Species:- tachyhalotaria





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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

LITHININI ENNOMINAE GEOMETRIDAE

 Idiodes apicata LITHININI ENNOMINAE GEOMETRIDAE




Family:- GEOMETRIDAE
Sub Family:- ENNOMINAE
Genus:- Idiodes 
Species:- apicata


They are sometimes called "Bracken Moth". Although there is not much bracken on our place but there are ample supplies on a nearby paddock a couple of hundred metres away.
The wing patterns are known to be quite variable.

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 Oenochroma infantilis OENOCHROMINAE GEOMETRIDAE




 Family:- GEOMETRIDAE
Sub Family:- OENOCHROMINAE
Genus:- Oenochroma
Species:- infantilis




Wing span was about 25mm


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Wednesday, 9 November 2016

NACOPHORINI ENNOMINAE GEOMETRIDAE

 Dolabrossa amblopa NACOPHORINI ENNOMINAE GEOMETRIDAE 





Family:- GEOMETRIDAE
Sub Family:- ENNOMINAE
Genus:- Dolabrossa
Species:- amblopa








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Zermizinga  sinuata  BOARMIINI ENNOMINAE GEOMETRIDAE

 This next one belongs to the tribe BOARMIINI beyond that it is difficult to be sure of the identification. If I have identified it correctly it is probably Zermizinga sinuata BOARMIINI ENNOMINAE GEOMETRIDAE. 
They are sometimes called Lucern Moths because they can be pests on that crop.




 Family:- GEOMETRIDAE
Sub Family:- ENNOMINAE
Genus:- Zermizinga (Possibly)
Species:- sinuata (Possibly)





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Wednesday, 2 November 2016

ENNOMINAE GEOMETRIDAE 

Ectropis bispinaria (Possibly) ENNOMINAE GEOMETRIDAE

Moths from the tribe BOARMIINI and particularly the genus Ectropis are difficult to identify from photographs. Many are very similar.



Family:- GEOMETRIDAE
Sub Family:- ENNOMINAE
Genus:- Ectropis
Species:- bispinaria (Possibly)




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Dysbatus stenodesma (Possibly) ENNOMINAE GEOMETRIDAE

 



Family:- GEOMETRIDAE
Sub Family:- ENNOMINAE
Genus:- Dysbatus
Species:- stenodesma (Possibly)





Dysbatus moths are variable in colour and pattern. This species usually has a short line from the tip of the forewing. Photographs of some named specimens look pretty much identical to this photo.

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