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Monthly Archive for December, 2016

A Christmas Moth.

At about this time Diatenes aglossoides becomes common, perching through the day in many places around the house.  This species is found over much of the continent, the larvae frequent wattles. The Lepidoptera Barcode of Life has it in the Catocalinae sub-family of the Noctuidae. Click to enlarge.

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Night in the Box-Ironbark Bush #2

A cooler night with fewer insects to annoy, and a different range of moths to the light. Moths from the Pyralidae family were numerous, including this striking species, Salma pyrastis. The hind wings are orange, slightly visible in the images. The large cossid Endoxyla encalypti is a regular at this location, they tend to flap […]

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