Satin Twig Moth
Brown Concealer Moth
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Tropical Longhorned Moth (:Gelechioidea Lecithoceridae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Tropical Longhorned Moth (Crocanthes glycina)|
Thank you Prof Victor W Fazio III for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~8mm long with antennae slightly longer than the body, ~18mm wingspan.
Seems to be completely out of place in this parched semi-arid environment. They are found all along the Eastern Seaboard. There are some near Perth, which makes it look cosmopolitan (ie human transported) but they actually have different DNA.
We've never seen a moth with palps that are actually rolled up!
Came to night light sheet.
Found one in April