Metallic Sedge Moth
Australian Diamondback Moth
|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 native one at Ellura, but the introduced one in the Adelaide Hills.
Thanks to Donald Hobern for alerting us to this new species