Southern Twig Moth
Satin Twig Moth
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Twig Moth (:Gelechioidea Hypertrophidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Southern Twig Moth (Thudaca calliphrontis)|
|This Photo:||🔍S1: Ventral🔎|
Thank you Axel Kallies for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
1st Live Photo's on-line: Head & body ~7mm, wingspan ~20mm. Known as an SA species, it has also been found in Perth. This is the most easterly location we can find, which suggests it might also exist in Victoria.
2 specimens found in October & November.