Boisduval's Autumn Moth
Larva, ventral
Spotted Wide-winged Plume Moth
S1, Female: profile
Spotted Wide-winged Plume Moth (Platyptilia celidotus)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.

Copyright © 2020-2023 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.