Pink-edged Modest Moth
Ventral
Ellura
Plain Modest Moth
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Plain Modest Moth (Garrha carnea)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Oecophorid Moth (:Gelechioidea Oecophoridae)
Species: Plain Modest Moth (Garrha carnea)
This Photo:     Dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
Head & body ~8mm, wingspan ~24mm.
Like most Garrha, a flattened moth at rest, with very large up-curved palps, large eyes and scales that look like eyelashes above.
A vague dark brown dappled on pale brown appearance.

Copyright © 2018 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 21-Mar-2018
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.