Black Striked Snout Moth
S2: Male, profile, tenting
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Snout Moth (:Bombycoidea Lasiocampidae)|
|Species:||Black Striked Snout Moth (Symphyta MoV2)|
|This Photo:||S1: Male, profile, tenting|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
This is figured in Moths of Victoria (MoV) part 1 as Symphyta sp. (2)
The female was larger with head & body ~17mm, wingspan ~38mm. Males have head & body ~15mm, wingspan ~31mm.
While both genders have bipectinate antennae, you can see from the photo's the males have much larger antennae (in proportion to body size) than the females. Also notice the males have a much more contrasting colour scheme with blacks & whites, rather than the more drab greys & browns of the female.
Similar to the Genduara subnotata above, these have thin, translucent wings.
We found 6 specimens (1F, 5M) over 2 days in mid May 2018.