Southern Twig Moth
Satin Twig Moth
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Twig Moth (:Gelechioidea Hypertrophidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Satin Twig Moth (Thudaca campylota)|
|This Photo:||S1: dorsal|
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
1st Live Photo on-line:
Head & body ~7mm, wingspan ~20mm.
The first example is a very worn and old specimen. It is normally much more yellow, as can be seen by the following shots.
We've photographed 3 specimens, all in November