S2: Ventral, thinner, worn above
Black Striped Grey Moth
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Owlet moth (:Noctuoidea Noctuidae Noctuinae)|
|Species:||Black Striped Grey Moth (Ectopatria paurogramma)|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Length ~24mm, wingspan ~30mm. It seems male & females have filiform antennae, but find anywhere that states this.
Very silvery grey moth with black longitudinal lines.
The cost has 2 dark patches which seem more consistent (in other photo's) than the black lines.
Each wing has an almost imperceptible trailing dark band.
The trailing hindwing has a wavy edge.
Not commonly seen nor collected, but found around the country (including Tasmania), the only specimen we found was in January. University specimens have been found between Nov to May.