Southern Twig Moth
S2: Anterior
Ellura
Satin Twig Moth
S1: dorsal
 
                      
Southern Twig Moth (Thudaca calliphrontis)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.

Copyright © 2018-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 23-Oct-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.