Arid Wood Moth
S1, Male, Antenna & Eye
Arid Wood Moth
S1, Male, Scales
Arid Wood Moth (Endoxyla punctifimbria)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Wood Moth (:Cossoidea Cossidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Arid Wood Moth (Endoxyla punctifimbria)
This Photo:     S1, Male, Antenna
Other name: Goat Moth

Thank you Peter Marriott for identifying and Axel Kallies for confirming the id of this species for us

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
This photo appears as though the antennae have thin membranes holding all the filaments together, but they are infact tiny hairs/scales pointed inwards.
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
We found 2 Males, one was ~45mm long, wingspan ~90mm; the other ~35mm long & wingspan ~62mm. A huge difference in size.

Copyright © 2015-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 18-Nov-2015
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.