Pale Concealer Moth
Pale Morph, palps
Ellura
Dash Dot Concealer Moth
Dorsal
 
    
Pale Concealer Moth (Philobota partitella)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Oecophorid Moth (:Gelechioidea Oecophoridae)
Species: Pale Concealer Moth (Philobota partitella)
This Photo:     Pale Morph, ventral, ~9mm
Synonym: Oecophora partitella

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), in the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
Head & body is ~8mm long, with a wingspan of ~24mm.
We have found specimens in May, Sept & Nov.

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 21-Nov-2016
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.