Plain Modest Moth
Anterior
Ellura
Pink Modest Moth
Whole, dorsal
 
    
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:     Ventral

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
About 8mm head & body length, with approx' 24mm wingspan.
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 an Australian Native Species