Metallic Sedge Moth
Australian Diamondback Moth
S3: Darker
Australian Diamondback Moth (Plutella australiana?)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Diamondback Moth (:Yponomeutoid Plutellidae)
Species: Australian Diamondback Moth (Plutella australiana?)
This Photo:     S2: Pale

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
Only discovered as being a separate moth this year (2018).
It is not possible to differentiate them visibly from the introduced Cabbage Moth. However, the introduced moth is a cosmopolitan species, and seems to prefer cooler/wetter environments. As such, we are guessing this is the non-native at Ellura, but the introduced one in the Adelaide Hills.
Thanks to Donald Hobern for alerting us to this new species

Copyright © 2014- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 24-Sep-2014
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.