Rock Lichen Moth
Male: Orange Abdomen Tip
S2: Pupa Case
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Tiger Moth (:Noctuoidea Erebidae)|
|Species:||Rock Lichen Moth (Halone sinuata)|
|This Photo:||Male: ventral|
Thank you Don Herbison-Evans for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Completely the wrong location, semi-arid SA. Normally we're happy with finding Victorian species here, but this generally being a coastal NSW species, seems unlikely; but seems a good match visually.
Has orange hind wings which we were unable to photograph. Has the orange tip on the abdomen.
Antennae are very finely pectinate.
There are 2 records of Halone consolatrix in SA in the bold bins, so on location, H consolatrix would be the choice. But doesn't look right. Halones do seem variable though.