Gall Wingia Moth
Male, ventral showing antenna
Murray Mallee Region
Pale Wingia Moth
Pale Wingia Moth (Euchaetis sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Oecophorid Moth (:Gelechioidea Oecophoridae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Pale Wingia Moth (Euchaetis sp)
This Photo:     🔍Dorsal🔎

Thank you Dr Peter McQuillan for identifying and Rog Standen for helping with the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA and possibly elsewhere
We thought it was a Large Concealer (Ptyoptila matutinella).
Peter said "A reasonable fit is to the genus Euchaetis. These are robust oecophorids with the costa of the forewing often outlined in pinkish red and some pinkish tones on the forelegs. Some are rather plain but others are patterned. It looks like less than half the "species" are formally named."

Copyright © 2011-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 20-Apr-2011
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.