3 Lined 3 Spotted Moth
Palps: 2 tone
Purple-sheen Concealer Moth
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Oecophorid Moth (:Gelechioidea Oecophoridae)|
|Species:||Purple-sheen Concealer Moth (Philobota ancylotoxa)|
|This Photo:||Profile, ~13mm|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
According to Don Herbison-Evans, the wingspan of these is about 25mm where as the very similar Isomoralla curriculata (which we thought this was) has a wingspan of about 15mm.
These look stainy with a purple sheen on the dark markings.
Measured wingspan of 3 we captured, ~23-28mm .
We found these in September & October.
Similar Species: Concealer Moth