Not much in the trap tonight I thought to myself. There was a Helicoverpa sp and a Crexa Moth, Genduara punctigera both of which I posted photos of a couple of days ago. Then there was a Goat Moth which at first glance I thought was the Australian Goat Moth, Zyganisus caliginosus. Seen plenty of those I thought but as I hadn't shown one on the blog before I put it aside for photographing. Then I noticed the grey behind the head instead of the normal creamy buff colour. After closer inspection I found it was actually Culama australis which is a new species for my backyard moth list. For you birders out there that's every bit as exciting as any new bird tick.
You can see the similar looking Zyganisus caliginosus by clicking here which as it happens is one of my own photographs taken here in my backyard.
Apparently the larvae of this species bore just below the bark of Eucalypts whereas most Cossids are deep borers.
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