Black Pyralid
S4: Deceased, ventral
Ellura
Scruffy Case Moth
S1: Profile
 
    
Scruffy Case Moth (Ardiosteres moretonella)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Case Moth (:Tineoidea Psychidae)
Species: Scruffy Case Moth (Ardiosteres moretonella)
This Photo:     S1: Dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
These scruffy looking moths look almost spiky due to the number of scales randomly protruding from the body & wings.
About 9mm head & body length, ~22m wingspan.

Copyright © 2018- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 19-Mar-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.