Boisduval's Autumn Moth
Spotted Wide-winged Plume Moth
S1, Female: profile
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Plume Moth (:Pterophorioidea Pterophoridae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Spotted Wide-winged Plume Moth (Platyptilia celidotus)|
|This Photo:||🔍S1, Female: dorsal🔎|
Thank you Prof Victor W Fazio III & BaronSamedi for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
There were 2 specimens on the night that came to a night light.
Based on body shape I assume the 1st is a female, and the 2nd specimen a male.
While the antennae look the same, the male has less dark banding and much longer wing hair like scales.