Well-beaked Tuft-moth
Gum leaf Skeletoniser
Orange Head
Gum leaf Skeletoniser (Uraba lugens)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Tuft Moth (:Noctuoidea Nolidae)
Species: Gum leaf Skeletoniser (Uraba lugens)
This Photo:     Close up on one

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), in the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
The main diagnostic features: Small (around 4mm), very hairy (long), 4 rows of yellow dots and they eat / live on the surfaces of gum leaves
Very variable skin colour; as can be seen. As well as orange or black heads.

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 23-Jul-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.