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Ellura Sanctuary 26 Mar 2018

Undescribed Thoracolopha sp; thanks to Marilyn & Ken

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Sighted 21 Mar 2018
Swan Reach SA 5354, Australia

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  • Ellura Sanctuary 27 March 2018
    Tagged With thankyou
    Ellura Sanctuary says

    Thanks Ken; yes, I was questioning Proteuxoa as well (being so stubby, the body just doesn't look right), but after spending hours hunting it down, it was the only moth I could find with anything close to that black patch. Would appreciate you letting me know if you remember what it is, I'm really keen on finding out. Cheers Brett

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  • Ken Harris 26 March 2018
    Tagged With not verecunda
    Ken Harris says

    Brett, I am pretty sure this is not in the Proteuxoa verecunda group. In fact I suspect it is not a Proteuxoa. It looks very familiar to me, but I am unable to track it down at present, Ken

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  • Ellura Sanctuary 29 March 2018
    Tagged With thankyou
    Ellura Sanctuary says

    Thank you very much for your insights Marilyn :-) I'll add it to Thoracolopha on Atlas when the change happens. Cheers Brett

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  • Ellura Sanctuary 26 March 2018
    Tagged With proteuxoa verecunda?
    Ellura Sanctuary says

    I've scoured the net thinking this would be easy. Very short/stumpy for a Proteuxoa. Lovely copper colours. Superficially seems close to this one, listed as "Proteuxoa verecunda PS2". I've also seen Ken refer to them as "Proteuxoa verecunda group" implying they are a species complex. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=390690 Cheers Brett

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  • Marilyn Hewish 28 March 2018
    Tagged With proteuxoa undescribed
    Marilyn Hewish says

    Hi, This is labelled as an undescribed Proteuxoa species in the Aust. National Insect Collection. My research has found 25 Vic. specimens from the west of the state. It can be distinguished from P. verecunda by the very broad black crescent mark and the lack of wavy cross-lines on the forewing. Eventually this will become genus Thoracolopha, still undescribed, from Bobbie Hitchcocks' recent paper (Austral Entomology, Oct. 2017). However it can't be entered in Bowerbird as that yet as the name change hasn't gone through to AFD. Cheers, Marilyn Hewish

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