Sunday, 26 October 2008

Mothing - 24th - 26th October 2008

The last few nights have produced a few moths although nothing new. I've included a few photos below.

The Psychid or Case Moth (Photos #2 & #3) is the most common member of this family that I see here but I'm still not sure on it's identity so if anyone has a suggestion please let me know.

The Hakea Moth, Oenochroma vinaria, had a damaged wing so wasn't much good for a dorsal view. This moth has more common names than most moths including:
  • Pink Bellied Moth
  • Hakea Moth
  • Grevillea Moth
  • Wine-coloured Moth
I'm sure there will be others.

(Click on Photos to Enlarge)
#1 - Rhapsa suscitatalis (Noctuidae : Catocalinae)

#2 - Ventral view - Unknown Case Moth (Psychidae)

#3 - Dorsal view - Unknown Case Moth (Psychidae)

#4 - Onycodes traumataria (Geometridae : Oenochrominae.)

#5 - Onycodes traumataria (Geometridae : Oenochrominae)

#6 - Hakea Moth - Oenochroma vinaria - (Geometridae : Oenochrominae)

#7 - Crexa Moth - Genduara punctigera (Lasiocampidae)


  1. Your Crexa Moth looks like a Guinea Pig (literally, not metaphorically).
    Nice post.

  2. It's a pity when the wings are damaged Mosura, I have been known to use the clone tool in Photoshop to do a repair job!