Clear Winged Snout Moth
S8: Female, underwings
Clear Winged Snout Moth
S8: Female, forewing patch
Clear Winged Snout Moth (Genduara subnotata)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Snout Moth (:Bombycoidea Lasiocampidae)
Species: Clear Winged Snout Moth (Genduara subnotata)
This Photo:     S8: Female, translucent wings

Thank you Peter Marriott for confirming the identification of this species

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
We lifted the wings with a rule and had a backlight to highlight this feature.
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
The caterpillars have variations in colour (from grey to brown).
The adults reflect blue in artificial light that isn't visible in sunlight, which are camera artefacts
Males loose their scales easily to show clear wings. Even the female wings are quite translucent.
Both Males & females have large bipectinate antennae (2 rows of filaments)
On 25th April 2017, we caught specimen 8 and raised her to adult. She was found on Leafless Cherry (Exocarpos aphyllus) and was ~34mm long (ignoring hairy horns). She pupated pretty quickly so was in her final stage as a caterpillar. Notice she is quite white compared with other on-line photo's; which indicates this isn't just wear but a local variation. Possibly due to her food source. Our caterpillars also have a white streak on the back, which is less prominent in most other on-line photo's.

Copyright © 2017- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 27-May-2017
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.