Grey Snout Moth
S3: anterior
Ellura
False-tongue Moth
Dorsal
 
                      
Grey Snout Moth (Meyrickiella homosema)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Grass Moth (:Pyraloidea Pyralidae)
Species: Grey Snout Moth (Meyrickiella homosema)
This Photo:     S3: ventral

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~8mm long & ~19mm wingspan.
A very distinctive little moth where the palps turn up sharply making the face look quite square.
A grey dappled appearance with indistinct pale yellow longitudinal stripes that look more like wear than scale colour (but they are coloured scales)
Reasonably common, we've imaged 6 specimens in Mar, Jul, Sep, Oct & Nov.

Copyright © 2017-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 20-Jul-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.