Orange Noctuid Moth
S2: Anterior
Lichen Double-spot Moth
Female, dorsal
Lichen Double-spot Moth (Epicyrtica cf lathridia)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Tiger Moth (:Noctuoidea Erebidae)
Species: Lichen Double-spot Moth (Epicyrtica cf lathridia)
This Photo:     Male, dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
About 9mm long & 22mm wingspan.
We found these very difficult to differentiate with other Double-spot moths, so many lines to compare.
One difference that stands out with this species vs the other Epicyrtica we've published is their very hairy look around the legs.
We found 2 on one night in April this year.

Copyright © 2018-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 18-Apr-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.