Golden Metallarcha Moth
Ventral
Ellura
Western Metallarcha Moth
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Western Metallarcha Moth (Metallarcha pseliota)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Crambid Snout Moth (:Pyraloidea Crambidae)
Species: Western Metallarcha Moth (Metallarcha pseliota)
This Photo:     Dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~9mm long, ~18mm wingspan.
Typical looking metallarcha with orange & black hingwings. Forwings are black with 3 large rectangular white patches and 7 trailing orange spots.
One specimen found in Feb

Copyright © 2020 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 21-Feb-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.