S2: Ventral, thinner, worn above
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Owlet moth (:Noctuoidea Noctuidae Noctuinae)|
|Species:||Pale Cutworm (Ectopatria virginea?)|
Thank you Peter Marriott for identifying this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
Peter said it's a tentative id at this stage.
The only specimen we found, in October, was already dead and appears to have been killed by a parasite in it's side (see the ventral view).