Pond Moth
Ventral
Ellura
Metallarcha Moth
Type 1, dorsal
 
    
Metallarcha Moth (Metallarcha beatalis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Crambid Snout Moth (:Pyraloidea Crambidae)
Species: Metallarcha Moth (Metallarcha beatalis)
This Photo:     Type 1, Hindwing, wingspan ~28mm
Synonym: Botys beatalis

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
It seems there are two types of this species. It's possible it's gender, but that's not clear. Our "Type 1" doesn't have solid bars on the fore-wings. Our "Type 2" does.

Copyright © 2015- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 25-Oct-2015
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.