Siphanta acuta Group

The acuta Group as defined by Fletcher (1985) includes 16 species of generally similar colouring and external features. Examination of the genitalia is usually required to confidently place specimens to species level. From this group Tasmania has two species, S. acuta and S. hebes.
Early June 2011
Hobart
Siphanta  Siphanta  Siphanta

Late April 2017
Sisters Beach

Mid March 2014
Port Sorell

Mid January 2013
Sisters Beach
On Marram grass

Early November 2017
Kingston Beach

Rare blue morph
Late March 2015
Geilston Bay
Image by John Phillips, used with permission.

Late March 2015
Hobart

Egg mass (with parasitic wasp)
Early March 2014
Port Sorell
on Coastal Wattle (or Boobyalla) Acacia longifolia subsp sophorae

Early March 2019
Ulverstone
On a rose leaf

Empty egg mass
Late September 2012
Hobart

Early March 2021
Hobart/nipaluna
IMG 8688

Early instar nymph parasitised by a Dryinid wasp
  

Early March 2019
Ulverstone
Mid March 2014
Port Sorell
On Acacia longifolia subsp sopohorae.

 

Mid March 2014
Port Sorell
On Acacia longifolia subsp sopohorae.

Early March 2019
Ulverstone

Early March 2021
Hobart/nipaluna
IMG 8700