Large-eyed Box-owlet
Ellura
Rock Lichen Moth
Male: profile
 
    
Rock Lichen Moth (Halone sinuata?)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: dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~22mm wingspan.
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.

Copyright © 2020 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 27-Apr-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.