Tufted Double-spot Moth
S2, dorsal
Tufted Double-spot Moth
S3, profile
Tufted Double-spot Moth (Epicyrtica cf MoV3)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Tiger Moth (:Noctuoidea Erebidae)
Species: Tufted Double-spot Moth (Epicyrtica cf MoV3)
This Photo:     S3, dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
This is figured in Moths of Victoria (MoV) part 8 as Epicyrtica sp. (3)
About 11mm long & wingspan 28mm.
While it appears to have 3 tufts, the front two are from the head & body, while the hind 'tuft' is actually created by the edge of the forewings.
We have found 3 specimens in April & May.

Similar Species: Fine-veined Geometrid (Amphicrossa hemadelpha) : Webbed Grey (Rhuma argyraspis)

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.