Bag Shelter Moth
Male S23: Underwing - plain
Bat-eared Snub-moth
S2, profile
Bat-eared Snub-moth (Discophlebia ANIC1)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Snub Moth (:Noctuoidea Oenosandridae)
Species: Bat-eared Snub-moth (Discophlebia ANIC1)
This Photo:     🔍S2, dorsal🔎

Thank you Axel Kallies for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~17mm long, ~37mm wingspan.
Orange tail, white hindwings with dark scales & dark long hairs on the costa & inner edge.
Notice the "fork tipped scales".
These sit with their head folded down & in, making it very difficult to see their eyes. They have 2 crests, which resemble bat-ears.
While we recognised these as Discophlebia, Alex kindly matched them to the ANIC sp 1 specimens. As such, it's known about but undescribed.
We photographed 3 specimens in March.

Copyright © 2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 10-Mar-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.