Rusty Wingia Moth
Antennae
Ellura
Pink-edged Modest Moth
Dorsal
 
    
Rusty Wingia Moth (Euchaetis ANIC34)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Oecophorid Moth (:Gelechioidea Oecophoridae)
Species: Rusty Wingia Moth (Euchaetis ANIC34)
This Photo:     Ventral

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
This is figured on Bold as Euchaetis sp ANIC34.
Head & body ~8mm, wingspan ~11mm.
A very attractive little moth, with pink edged, rust coloured wings. As is typical with Gelid moths, the palps are upturned finishing in a point.
The antennae are quite unusual; nearly invisible bipectinate, but more hairy rather than the normal twig like, visible structure.
Found in June.

Copyright © 2018 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 07-Jun-2018
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.