Small Wood Moth
Male, Antennae
Shark moth
Small Wood Moth (Sympycnodes arachnophora)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Wood Moth (:Cossoidea Cossidae)
Species: Small Wood Moth (Sympycnodes arachnophora)
This Photo:     Male, ventral
Other name: Small Goat Moth

Thank you Axel Kallies for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Head & body ~22mm, wingspan ~40mm.
We previously thought this was Sympycnodes epicycla.

Copyright © 2018-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 22-Mar-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.