Cryptic Crest Moth
|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 possibly 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.