Metallic Grass Webworm
Metallic Grass Webworm
Metallic Grass Webworm (Hednota eremenopa)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Crambid Snout Moth (:Pyraloidea Crambidae)
Species: Metallic Grass Webworm (Hednota eremenopa)
This Photo:     3 Bars on wing
Other name: Pasture Webworm

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
Many moths reflect the flash light on the camera, so we attempt to photograph them without a flash. As you can see it doesn't work very well, but it ensures a record of a more natural colour.
Here it also highlights the 3 bars on the the trailing edge of the wing, which often look like 2 as it's rolled into a semi-cylinder hiding the top or bottom bar.
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
Wingspan ~20mm

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