White Patched Crambid
Dorsal - no flash
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Crambid Snout Moth (:Pyraloidea Crambidae)|
|Species:||White Patched Crambid (Eclipsiodes homora)|
|This Photo:||Dorsal - with flash|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~7mm long & ~17mm wingspan.
Very shiny scales, so difficult to get photo's to highlight the white patch as oposed to reflective glare. It has stunning orange hindwings, with a thick black trailing border.
While this superficially looks like a Wattle Moth, it is much smaller.
The body has an orange band as well, but this doesn't seem to be consistent across on-line images. In Bold BINS there are 4 records describing this species, which indicates it's a species complex. Eurhythma sp. ANIC6 & Eurhythma sp. 6 (as figured on Bold V3) have the same DNA markers.
We found one specimen in in October, which had a black bald patch on it's back (behind it's head).
Similar Species: Wattle Moth (Uresiphita ornithopteralis)