Ellura's Ground Moth
Streaked Concealer Moth
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Oecophorid Moth (:Gelechioidea Oecophoridae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Streaked Concealer Moth (Phloeograptis obliquata)|
Thank you Thomas Mesaglio for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~8mm long and ~18mm wingspan. Black streaked on beige/grey background. The underside of the palps are black.
While we often find Victorian & WA species not recorded on Atlas in SA before it's very unusual & surprising to find a predominantly a Qld species here. We have found a Qld fly, due to human factors; so wonder if similar factors have bought this species down to SA. Or if it's just rare here? It does seem pretty rare any way with only 12 sightings on Atlas.
Found 3 specimens in Sept & Feb.