Solanum Moth
S2, dorsal
Ellura
Solanum Moth
S2, anterior
 
                      
Solanum Moth (Sceliodes cordalis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Crambid Snout Moth (:Pyraloidea Crambidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Solanum Moth (Sceliodes cordalis)
This Photo:     🔍S2, profile🔎
Synonym: Leucinodes cordalis
Other names: Eggfruit Caterpillar or Poroporo Fruit Borer

Thank you Leon Crang for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~9mm long & ~20mm wingspan.
A very peculiar moth.
They are an Australian native, also found overseas.
Two specimens photographed in Oct & Feb.

Copyright © 2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 08-Feb-2023
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.