Black Noctuid
S1, profile
Black Noctuid
S9, Spot Under Hindwing
Black Noctuid (Neumichtis nigerrima)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Owlet moth (:Noctuoidea Noctuidae Acronictinae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Black Noctuid (Neumichtis nigerrima)
This Photo:     🔍S9, profile🔎

Thank you Cathy Powers, Prof Victor W Fazio III† & Dion Maple for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
~16mm long.
These are a VERY black moth, so have raised the lighting on the example we caught to highlight features and generally hidden patterns. We've left the lower quality images to indicate their more realistic colour.
Cathy said "The black moth caught in the spider web has all the lines and markings of Neumichtis nigerrima".
However, there is an undescribed species that looks the same with bi-pectinate antennae. Neumichtis nigerrima only has thread like antennae. So if you find a moth like this with bi-pectinate antennae, please let us know here, or contact Cathy. She'd be very keen to see it. We'll be keeping our eye out too

Copyright © 2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 27-Jan-2023
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.