Wood Moth
Male, ventral
Wattle Wood Moth
Female, profile
Wattle Wood Moth (Endoxyla cf encalypti)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Wood Moth (:Cossoidea Cossidae)
Species: Wattle Wood Moth (Endoxyla cf encalypti)
This Photo:     Female, dorsal
Other name: Wattle Goat Moth

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Head & body ~73mm, wingspan ~140mm or wider (hard to say as she lost her wing tips)
A number of Endoxyla females are flightless with reduced wings (brachypterous). But with this species the female has fully developed wings; which she has since battered severely.

Copyright © 2017-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Dec-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.