Pond Moth
S1, dorsal
Pond Moth
S1, profile
Pond Moth (Hygraula nitens)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Crambid Snout Moth (:Pyraloidea Crambidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Pond Moth (Hygraula nitens)
This Photo:     🔍S6, dorsal🔎

Thank you Dion Maple for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~7mm long, ~15mm wingspan. A small, typical crambid shaped moth.
The one we found was quite pale compared to some other on-line photo's. Basically brown with white lateral streaks.
We found one specimen in December (in a semi-arid region in drought, not sure about the 'pond' name?)

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.