Greater Wax Moth
Grey Snout Moth
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Grass Moth (:Pyraloidea Pyralidae)|
|Species:||Grey Snout Moth (Meyrickiella homosema)|
|This Photo:||S3: dorsal|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~8mm long & ~19mm wingspan.
A very distinctive little moth where the palps turn up sharply making the face look quite square.
A grey dappled appearance with indistinct pale yellow longitudinal stripes that look more like wear than scale colour (but they are coloured scales)
Reasonably common, we've imaged 6 specimens in Mar, Jul, Sep, Oct & Nov.