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The following is a list of 34 species of moths and their caterpillars or pupae observed on the Pinnacle Nature Reserve. It includes both those positively identified to the exact species as well as those incompletely identified.

Photos below were taken on the Reserve by Alison Milton


Common name Scientific name hover over images to see names and click to enlarge
Case moths   Lepidosa arctiella [Tower case moth]
  Lewin's case moth Clania lewinii
  Ribbed Case Moth Hyalarcta nigrescens
  Tower Case Moth Lepidoscia arctiella
  Unidentified cone case moth Lepidoscia sp.
  Unidentified case moth or bagworm Psychidae sp.
Concealer moths   Olbonoma triptycha [Concealer moth]
  A concealer moth Garrha pudica
  Concealer moth Olbonoma triptycha
  A concealer moth Parergophela melirrhoa
  A concealer moth Philobota sp near arabella
  A concealer moth Telocharacta sp. (genus)
  A concealer moth Thema macroscia
  Unidentified concealer moth Oecophorinae sp. (subfamily)
Geometer moths
  Pink Arhodia Arhodia lasiocamparia Arhodia lasiocamparia [Pink Arhodia]
  Geometer moth Boarmiini sp. (tribe)
  Grey Spotted Wave Dithalama cosmospila
  Fallen-bark Looper, Beautiful Leaf Moth Gastrophora henricaria
  Varied Wave Scopula optivata
  Reddish Wave Scopula rubraria
  Looper Moth, Grey Taxeotis Taxeotis intextata
  Unidentified Geometer moths Geometridae sp. (family)
Noctuid moths
  Omnivorous Tussock Moth Acyphas semiochrea Lymantriinae sp. [Unidentified Tussock moth]
  Pasture Day Moth Apina callisto
  Yellow-spotted Epicoma Moth Epicoma contristis
  Gum-leaf Skeletoniser Uraba lugens
  Unidentified Tussock moth Lymantriinae sp. (subfamily)
Pyralid or Snout Moths   Asura lydia [Lydia lichen moth]
  Kurrajong Bag Moth Dichocrocis clytusalis
  Webworm Hednota bivittella
Tiger moths  
  Lydia Lichen Moth Asura lydia
Other moths
  Four-spotted Cup Moth Doratifera quadriguttata Doratifera quadriguttata [Four-spotted Cup moth caterpillar]
  Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana
  A Zygaenid moth Hestiochora furcata
  A Fairy moth Nemophora sp. (genus)
  Satin-green Forester Pollanisus viridipulverulentus
  Moth species Heterocera sp.
  Hestiochora furcata [A Zygaenid moth] Pollanisus viridipulverulentus [Satin-green Forester moth]


See our caterpillar photo gallery for more photos of Pinnacle caterpillars, and use the following link to the Canberra Nature Map for more photos of moths and caterpillars found on the Pinnacle:



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