Boisduval's Autumn Moth
Murray Mallee Region
Spotted Wide-winged Plume Moth
Female: profile
Spotted Wide-winged Plume Moth (Platyptilia celidotus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Plume Moth (:Pterophorioidea Pterophoridae)
Species: Spotted Wide-winged Plume Moth (Platyptilia celidotus)
This Photo:     Female: dorsal

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA and possibly 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.

Copyright © 2020- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 18-Jul-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.