Black Striked Snout Moth
S2: Male, profile, tenting
Ellura
Black Striked Snout Moth
S4: Male, profile, tenting
 
    
Black Striked Snout Moth (Symphyta MoV2)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:     S3: Male, profile, tenting

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
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.

Copyright © 2018 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 17-May-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species