Horehound Plume Moth
Ellura
Saltbush Web Spinner
Dark Brown Morph, profile
 
    
Saltbush Web Spinner (Achyra affinitalis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Crambid Snout Moth (:Pyraloidea Crambidae)
Species: Saltbush Web Spinner (Achyra affinitalis)
This Photo:     Dark Brown Morph, dorsal
Other name: Cotton Web Spinner

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
It's interesting that the brown morphs were photographed in the Adelaide Hills. The Red Morphs were photographed in the Murray Mallee, with a propensity for red sandy loam; suggesting a camouflage variation for local areas.
Body & head length ~10mm & wingspan ~24mm

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 07-Sep-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.