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Noctuidae and ErebidaeBastilla arctotaenia  

Unnamed at North Nowra, NSW

Bastilla arctotaenia at North Nowra, NSW - 22 Nov 2017

Identification history

Other families of larger moths Dysgonia arctotaenia 15 Jan 2019 Stewart
Noctuidae and Erebidae Bastilla arctotaenia 15 Jan 2019 Paul Whitington
Common moth Coequosa triangularis 15 Jan 2019 Mike Leggett
Unidentified 2 Jan 2019 Mike Leggett

Significant sighting

Stewart noted:
  15 Jan 2019

There are only 4 records on ALA, the most southern being near Taree. So this is a first for NatureMapr. Congratulations from Paul Whitington

Author's notes

About 5cm wing span

4 comments

   15 Jan 2019
Hi Mike, A pretty thing! But the wing shape rules out a hawk moth and in any event the patterning on the fore wings is not right for Coequosa triangularis. Depending on how you measured the wing span (from wing tip to wing tip with the fore wings stretched out) it’s also too small. I’m having trouble tracking it down. I’ll keep trying but if I can’t get anywhere I’ll ask Glenn Cocking. Cheers, Paul
   15 Jan 2019
Got it! Don Herbison-Evan’s site came to the rescue. See http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/cato/arctotaenia.html
It’s called Dysgonia arctotaenia there but ALA has it in a different genus - Bastilla arctotaenia (https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:9ea4c387-8874-4669-850e-1b0e3c382a67). There are only 4 records on ALA, the most southern being near Taree. So this is a first for NatureMapr. Congratulations!
   16 Jan 2019
The wing span was not recorded at the time - I'm learning! - but it is sitting on a corrugated surface so the revised estimate as seen is 8cm.
   26 Feb 2019
The adult moths of this species are dark brown, and on each forewing have a broad white line across the middle and a narrow white line across the tip.

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Nearby Sightings

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Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at North Nowra, NSW - 12 Apr 2019 Dianella caerulea (Blue Flax Lily) at North Nowra, NSW - 20 Mar 2019 Pseudechis porphyriacus (Red-bellied Black Snake) at North Nowra, NSW - 24 Feb 2019 Phaneropterinae (sub-family) (Bush Katydid) at North Nowra, NSW - 1 Jan 2019 Psaltoda moerens (Redeye) at North Nowra, NSW - 25 Dec 2018 Unidentified Spider /  Scorpion (TBC) at North Nowra, NSW - 20 Dec 2018 Villa sp. (Bee fly) at North Nowra, NSW - 7 Dec 2018 Cryptocheilus sp. (Spider wasp) at North Nowra, NSW - 7 Dec 2018 TIPHIIDAE sp. (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at North Nowra, NSW - 30 Oct 2018 Myzomela sanguinolenta (Scarlet Honeyeater) at North Nowra, NSW - 11 Nov 2017 Unidentified Other Insect (TBC) at North Nowra, NSW - 21 Apr 2017 Amegilla sp. (Blue-banded Bee) at North Nowra, NSW - 23 Feb 2017 Austroscolia soror (Austroscolia soror) at North Nowra, NSW - 21 Feb 2017 Ariamnes colubrinus (Whip Spider) at North Nowra, NSW - 1 Mar 2016 Phallus rubicundus (Phallus rubicundus) at North Nowra, NSW - 8 Feb 2016 Blepharotes sp. (Robber fly) at North Nowra, NSW - 4 Dec 2015 Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at North Nowra, NSW - 28 Oct 2015 ACRIDIDAE (TBC) at North Nowra, NSW - 28 Sep 2015 Plectorrhiza tridentata (Tangle Orchid) at North Nowra, NSW - 24 Sep 2014 Leioproctus sp. (TBC) at North Nowra, NSW - 21 Sep 2014 Unidentified Ant / Bee / Wasp (TBC) at North Nowra, NSW - 21 Sep 2014 Exoneura sp. (TBC) at North Nowra, NSW - 20 Sep 2014 Amenia (imperialis group) (Snail Parasitic Blowfly) at North Nowra, NSW - 20 Sep 2014 Xylocopa (Lestis) sp. (Carpenter Bees) at North Nowra, NSW - 16 Sep 2014 Unidentified Ant / Bee / Wasp (TBC) at North Nowra, NSW - 16 Sep 2014 Tephritidae (TBC) at North Nowra, NSW - 16 Sep 2014 Exoneura sp. (Reed Bees) at North Nowra, NSW - 15 Sep 2014 Exoneura sp. (Reed Bees) at North Nowra, NSW - 9 Sep 2014 Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at North Nowra, NSW - 25 Aug 2014 Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at North Nowra, NSW - 25 Aug 2014 Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at North Nowra, NSW - 5 Aug 2014 Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-parrot) at North Nowra, NSW - 1 Jul 2014 Columba leucomela (White-headed Pigeon) at North Nowra, NSW - 14 Feb 2014 Tiliqua scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at North Nowra, NSW - 13 Feb 2014 Calyptorhynchus funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo) at North Nowra, NSW - 11 Feb 2014 Columba leucomela (White-headed Pigeon) at North Nowra, NSW - 7 Jul 2011 PHASMATODEA (Unidentified Stick Insect) at North Nowra, NSW - 25 Jun 2011
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at North Nowra, NSW - 12 Apr 2019
Dianella caerulea (Blue Flax Lily) at North Nowra, NSW - 20 Mar 2019
Pseudechis porphyriacus (Red-bellied Black Snake) at North Nowra, NSW - 24 Feb 2019
Phaneropterinae (sub-family) (Bush Katydid) at North Nowra, NSW - 1 Jan 2019
Psaltoda moerens (Redeye) at North Nowra, NSW - 25 Dec 2018
Unidentified Spider /  Scorpion (TBC) at North Nowra, NSW - 20 Dec 2018
Villa sp. (Bee fly) at North Nowra, NSW - 7 Dec 2018
Cryptocheilus sp. (Spider wasp) at North Nowra, NSW - 7 Dec 2018
TIPHIIDAE sp. (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at North Nowra, NSW - 30 Oct 2018
Myzomela sanguinolenta (Scarlet Honeyeater) at North Nowra, NSW - 11 Nov 2017
Unidentified Other Insect (TBC) at North Nowra, NSW - 21 Apr 2017
Amegilla sp. (Blue-banded Bee) at North Nowra, NSW - 23 Feb 2017
Austroscolia soror (Austroscolia soror) at North Nowra, NSW - 21 Feb 2017
Ariamnes colubrinus (Whip Spider) at North Nowra, NSW - 1 Mar 2016
Phallus rubicundus (Phallus rubicundus) at North Nowra, NSW - 8 Feb 2016
Blepharotes sp. (Robber fly) at North Nowra, NSW - 4 Dec 2015
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at North Nowra, NSW - 28 Oct 2015
ACRIDIDAE (TBC) at North Nowra, NSW - 28 Sep 2015
Plectorrhiza tridentata (Tangle Orchid) at North Nowra, NSW - 24 Sep 2014
Leioproctus sp. (TBC) at North Nowra, NSW - 21 Sep 2014
Unidentified Ant / Bee / Wasp (TBC) at North Nowra, NSW - 21 Sep 2014
Exoneura sp. (TBC) at North Nowra, NSW - 20 Sep 2014
Amenia (imperialis group) (Snail Parasitic Blowfly) at North Nowra, NSW - 20 Sep 2014
Xylocopa (Lestis) sp. (Carpenter Bees) at North Nowra, NSW - 16 Sep 2014
Unidentified Ant / Bee / Wasp (TBC) at North Nowra, NSW - 16 Sep 2014
Tephritidae (TBC) at North Nowra, NSW - 16 Sep 2014
Exoneura sp. (Reed Bees) at North Nowra, NSW - 15 Sep 2014
Exoneura sp. (Reed Bees) at North Nowra, NSW - 9 Sep 2014
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at North Nowra, NSW - 25 Aug 2014
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at North Nowra, NSW - 25 Aug 2014
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at North Nowra, NSW - 5 Aug 2014
Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-parrot) at North Nowra, NSW - 1 Jul 2014
Columba leucomela (White-headed Pigeon) at North Nowra, NSW - 14 Feb 2014
Tiliqua scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at North Nowra, NSW - 13 Feb 2014
Calyptorhynchus funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo) at North Nowra, NSW - 11 Feb 2014
Columba leucomela (White-headed Pigeon) at North Nowra, NSW - 7 Jul 2011
PHASMATODEA (Unidentified Stick Insect) at North Nowra, NSW - 25 Jun 2011

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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