Cryptic Crest Moth
Female, ventral
Adelaide Hills
Doubleday's Footman
Male, profile
 
    
Doubleday's Footman (Castulo doubledayi)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Tiger Moth (:Noctuoidea Erebidae)
Species: Doubleday's Footman (Castulo doubledayi)
This Photo:     Male, dorsal

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills, and elsewhere
The female was about 8-9mm long with wingspan of about 28mm.
Males have bipectinate antennae, females have filiform.
The only 2 specimens we found were very worn & damaged. The white marks on the males forewing, eg, are damage not patterns. Fortunately one was male & one female to show the differences.

Copyright © 2018 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 04-Mar-2018
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.