Cosmet Moth
Dorsal
Ellura
Black-spotted Moth
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Tufted Moth (Trachydora sp)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Insect (Insecta)
Order: Moth Butterfly (Lepidoptera)
Family: Seed Borer (:Gelechioidea Cosmopterigidae)
Species: Tufted Moth (Trachydora sp)
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Other name: Shark Moth

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
Estimated wingspan from the flyscreen is ~12mm. A small moth with a number of tufted scales on the back, with orange bases, and the trailing forewings are turned up when at rest.

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 03-Nov-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species