Serrated Antennae Webworm
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta) iNaturalist Observation|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Crambid Snout Moth (:Pyraloidea Crambidae)|
|Species:||Long-palped Webworm (Hednota longipalpella)|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~13mm long, ~26mm wingspan.
Note the difference between the 2 profile shots. They are of the same specimen, just one is reversed. I always prepare photo's with the head to the left. However, the side that is most "worn" also has a lot more black scales near the rear of the forewing than the other side. Possibly a strange wear pattern, or possibly asymetric. This is also evident from the dorsal shot.