Satin Twig Moth
S1: ventral
Ellura
Brown Concealer Moth
Dorsal
 
                      
Tropical Longhorned Moth (Crocanthes glycina)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Tropical Longhorned Moth (:Gelechioidea Lecithoceridae)
Species: Tropical Longhorned Moth (Crocanthes glycina)
This Photo:     🔍Dorsal🔎

Thank you 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

Copyright © 2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 22-Apr-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.