Boisduval's Autumn Moth
Spotted Wide-winged Plume Moth
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Plume Moth (:Pterophorioidea Pterophoridae)|
|Species:||Spotted Wide-winged Plume Moth (Platyptilia celidotus)|
|This Photo:||Female: dorsal|
General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA and possibly elsewhere
There were 2 specimens on the night that came to a night light.
Based on body shape I assume the 1st is a female, and the 2nd specimen a male.
While the antennae look the same, the male has less dark banding and much longer wing hair like scales.