Satin Twig Moth
S1, Partial Hindwing
Satin Twig Moth
S1, ventral
Satin Twig Moth (Thudaca campylota)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, Palps

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

Copyright © 2016-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 23-Nov-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.