Undescribed Wood Moth
S2, Male?, dorsal
Undescribed Wood Moth
S3, Female?, profile
Undescribed Wood Moth (Archaeoses ANIC1)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Wood Moth (:Cossoidea Cossidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Undescribed Wood Moth (Archaeoses ANIC1)
This Photo:     S2, Male?, profile

Thank you Prof Victor W Fazio III† & Axel Kallies for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
This is figured on Bold as Archaeoses ANIC1
We've photographed 14 specimens, varying in size between 14mm up to 21mm head & body length. It seems the larger ones have fatter bodies and suspect them to be females; with the shorter, slimmer ones males.
All were found in March & April.

Copyright © 2018-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 20-Mar-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.