Brown Cutworm Moth
Female 2, ventral
Tasmanian Cutworm Moth
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Owlet moth (:Noctuoidea Noctuidae Noctuinae)|
|Species:||Tasmanian Cutworm Moth (Dasygaster padockina)|
|This Photo:||S1, dorsal|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), in the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
S1 was about 17mm long with wingspan of about 44mm.
It's hard to believe these two specimens are the same species. Thanks to Peter Merriott for identifying the 2nd specimen for us Quite possibly a species complex.
Notice the orange side tufts in S1, that were visible to the eye. On closer inspection we notice more orange scales on the face.