3 Lined 3 Spotted Moth
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Ellura
Pale Concealer Moth
Pale Morph, profile
 
    
3 Lined 3 Spotted Moth (Meioglossa pentochra)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Oecophorid Moth (:Gelechioidea Oecophoridae)
Species: 3 Lined 3 Spotted Moth (Meioglossa pentochra)
This Photo:     Palps: 2 tone
Synonym: Meioglossa pentochroa

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
A small but distinctive moth. We haven't caught one as yet, but estimate to be around 4-5mm. The palps are long and upcurved, with a dark base and light brown top.

Copyright © 2012- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Oct-2012
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.