White Ground Moth
Female, ventral
Adelaide Hills
Red-bodied Wingia Moth
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Red-bodied Wingia Moth (Tortricopsis semijunctella)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Oecophorid Moth (:Gelechioidea Oecophoridae)
Species: Red-bodied Wingia Moth (Tortricopsis semijunctella)
This Photo:     Dorsal

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills, and elsewhere
Head & body is ~10mm, with a wingspan of ~13mm.
Very red body, with pale orange highlights and hind-wings. The fore-wings are pale brown, darkening at the edges with red speckles in the trailing margin.
The red scales around the base of palps give this species a wedge-nosed appearance.

Copyright © 2017- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 29-Nov-2017
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.