Wirling-marked Concealer Moth
Dorsal
Ellura
Purple-sheen Concealer Moth
Profile, ~13mm
 
                      
Wirling-marked Concealer Moth (Oenochroa dinosema)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Oecophorid Moth (:Gelechioidea Oecophoridae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Wirling-marked Concealer Moth (Oenochroa dinosema)
This Photo:     🔍Profile🔎

Thank you Dr Peter McQuillan for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Peter said "The small posterior crest on the thorax is a feature of Oenochroa and nicely shown in your photo. Specimens of dinosema from the Mt Lofty Ranges typically have more orange-brown scales on the forewing but I can see a smattering of them in this specimen."

Copyright © 2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 24-Jan-2023
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.