The last of the mothing for 2008 ended on a good note when I was lucky enough to spot this cup moth in a juvenile eucalypt.
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No. 1. Doratifera quadriguttata
No. 2. This one came to light and I think it's the same species as No.1 although it has more than 4 spots on wing.
No. 3. This may or may not be Cup Moth eggs covered in 'fur'!
I'm keeping a eye out for caterpillars on the tree. None that I can see yet.
No. 4. This is a very grey example of the Triangular Moth. I think it is Epidesmia chilonaria as the wing margins are distinctly white as well as the line across the wings.
GEOMETRIDAE : Oenochrominae
No. 5. Another Case/Bag Moth casing - past it's 'use by' I think.
This may be the Common Leaf Case Moth - Hyalarcta huebneri.
I am noticing the Case Moths I've found so far are on young eucalypt regrowth around 2 to 3 years of age.
Happy New Year to all who visit this Blog. I wish you well for 2009.
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