Rock Lichen Moth
Male: profile
Ellura
Rock Lichen Moth
Male: Orange Abdomen Tip
 
      
Rock Lichen Moth (Halone sp ES01)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Tiger Moth (:Noctuoidea Erebidae)
Species: Rock Lichen Moth (Halone sp ES01)
This Photo:     Male: neck

Thank you Don Herbison-Evans & Axel Kallies & Donald Hobern for helping with the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~22mm wingspan.
We suspected this was H. sinuata. Has orange hind wings which we were unable to photograph. Has the orange tip on the abdomen.
Antennae are very finely pectinate.
There are 2 records of Halone consolatrix in SA in the bold bins, so on location, H consolatrix would be the choice. But doesn't look right. Halones do seem variable though.
Donald questioned our id, saying "Halone as a whole is challenging". Axel lifted it to genus saying "Not sure what it is, but I dont think sinuata is right."

Copyright © 2020-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 27-Apr-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.