Wood Moth
S3, Male, ventral
Murray Mallee Region
Witchetty Grub
Female, profile
Wood Moth (Endoxyla coscinophanes)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Wood Moth (:Cossoidea Cossidae)
Species: Wood Moth (Endoxyla coscinophanes)
This Photo:     
Other name: Goat Moth

Thank you Axel Kallies for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA and possibly elsewhere
As with all these Endoxylas, id to species for amateurs is nearly impossible; due to wear & the variable nature of their patterns. We are lucky to have experts help us with our id's for these difficult to id species.

Copyright © 2007-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 10-Nov-2007
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.