Orange-spotted Sun Moth
Undescribed Wood Moth
S2: Male?, dorsal
|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:||S1: Male?, dorsal|
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.