White Ground Moth
Female, ventral
Ellura
Streaked Concealer Moth
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Streaked Concealer Moth (Phloeograptis obliquata)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Oecophorid Moth (:Gelechioidea Oecophoridae)
Species: Streaked Concealer Moth (Phloeograptis obliquata)
This Photo:     Dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
~8mm long and ~18mm wingspan. Black streaked on beige/grey background. The underside of the palps are black.
While we often find Victorian & WA species not recorded on Atlas in SA before it's very unusual & surprising to find a predominantly a Qld species here. We have found a Qld fly, due to human factors; so wonder if similar factors have bought this species down to SA. Or if it's just rare here? It does seem pretty rare any way with only 12 sightings on Atlas.
Found 3 specimens in Sept & Feb.

Copyright © 2019 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 25-Feb-2019
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.