Purple-sheen Concealer Moth
Ventral
Ellura
Pale Concealer Moth
Pale Morph, profile
 
    
Purple-sheen Concealer Moth (Philobota ancylotoxa)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Oecophorid Moth (:Gelechioidea Oecophoridae)
Species: Purple-sheen Concealer Moth (Philobota ancylotoxa)
This Photo:     Outside

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
According to Don Herbison-Evans, the wingspan of these is about 25mm where as the very similar Isomoralla curriculata (which we thought this was) has a wingspan of about 15mm.
These look stainy with a purple sheen on the dark markings.
Measured wingspan of 3 we captured, ~23-28mm .
We found these in September & October.

Similar Species: Concealer Moth (Isomoralla curriculata)

Copyright © 2012- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 07-Oct-2012
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.