Red-blotched Pyralid
S2, dorsal
Red-blotched Pyralid
S1, profile
Red-blotched Pyralid (Morosaphycita poliochyta)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Grass Moth (:Pyraloidea Pyralidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Red-blotched Pyralid (Morosaphycita poliochyta)
This Photo:     🔍S5, dorsal🔎

Thank you Dr Paul Whitington for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~12mm long
We originally thought this was Morosaphycita oculiferella.

Copyright © 2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 28-Jan-2023
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.