Mistletoe Moth
Ventral, size, len ~25mm, wingspan ~70mm
Ellura
Crimson Beauty
Female, dorsal, wings tented
 
    
Crimson Beauty (Cremnophora angasii)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Owlet moth (:Noctuoidea Noctuidae)
Species: Crimson Beauty (Cremnophora angasii)
This Photo:     Female, dorsal, wings spread

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
About 14mm long & 35mm wingspan.
The pink colours in this species are quite spectacular, even it's palps are pure pink!
A black & white moth, with a row of crimson spots along the outer margin (trailing) of it's forwings. These spots are visible underneath, but are missing on it's hindwings.
It's front legs also have splashes of crimson around the joints.
To add to the contrast, the antennae are a pale orange / yellow colour.
The female has thread like antennae (as shown here) while males have bipectinate antennae.

Copyright © 2018 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 18-Apr-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species