Tiger Cup Moth
Wattle Cup Moth
S3, Male, dorsal
Wattle Cup Moth (Calcarifera ordinata)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Cup Moth (:Zygaenoidea Limacodidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Wattle Cup Moth (Calcarifera ordinata)
This Photo:     🔍S1, Larva, dorsal🔎

Thank you Don Herbison-Evans, Axel Kallies, Dr Bevan Buirchell, Karen Weaving & James Peake for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Adult males ~13mm.The larva was ~20mm long.
These seem to be a fairly rare moth, but we seem to have a good population of them.
We have photographed 6 males & 1 larva in Dec, Jan & Feb (larva)

Copyright © 2015-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 12-Feb-2015
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.