Subject: Moth looking like a bee?
Location: Pearcedale, Victoria, Australia
April 12, 2016 2:19 am
Hello! This lepidopteran was found in Pearcedale, Victoria, Australia on April 12th 2016 in the Autumn. Looks like a moth but I am having troubles getting an ID from searching the internet. Could you please help?
Despite looking at hundreds of images on Butterfly House, we have not had any luck identifying your distinctively marked, newly eclosed moth. Perhaps one of our readers will have better luck than we have had.
Update: April 12, 2016
Thanks to a comment from Cesar Crash who brought our attention to a Boisduval’s Autumn Moth posting on our site as well as on Butterfly House, we now have an identification.
Thank you for your efforts, I have since had some luck online with finding an id: Boisduval’s Autumn Moth (Oenosandra boisduvallii) – a newly emerged female before her wings have expanded 🙂
Karl also provides an ID with a link to our own archives.
Hi Daniel and Caity:
It looks like a Boisduval’s Autumn Moth (Oenosandra boisduvalii). You actually have it in your archive from a year ago, posted by Furry moth lover. Regards, Karl