Wattle Cup Moth
S7, Male, profile
Wattle Cup Moth
S2, Male, ventral
Wattle Cup Moth (Calcarifera ordinata)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Cup Moth (:Zygaenoidea Limacodidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Wattle Cup Moth (Calcarifera ordinata)
This Photo:     🔍S6, Male, Hindwing🔎

Thank you Axel Kallies, Dr Bevan Buirchell, Karen Weaving & James Peake for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Adult males ~13mm.

These seem to be a fairly rare moth, but we seem to have a good population of them.
We have photographed 6 malesDec, Jan

Copyright © 2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 30-Jan-2023
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.