Yellow-spotted Anthelid
S2, Face
Ellura
Clear Winged Snout Moth
S8: Female, larva
 
    
Yellow-spotted Anthelid (Anthelidae sp ES1?)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Anthelid Moth (:Bombycoidea Anthelidae)
Species: Yellow-spotted Anthelid (Anthelidae sp ES1?)
This Photo:     S2, ventral

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
Found on Acacia hakeoides & Senna artemisioides. Id was arrived at due to the hairyness & triangular face. In future we will raise those we find to improve the id. It's possible S2 is a different species, but we believe it's a late instar.
S2 is about 50mm long, had 5 pairs of prolegs and 3 "real", or thoracic, legs (these are kept to adult, whereas the prolegs are lost). Notice also the spiracles (breathing holes) on it's side, and the mite on it's back. The spiracles are white, vertical ovals just above the prolegs.
The 3 specimens were found in October.

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 20-Oct-2016
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.