Serrated Antennae Webworm
Profile
Ellura
Long-palped Webworm
Profile, worn
 
                      
Long-palped Webworm (Hednota longipalpella)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)
This Photo:     🔍Dorsal🔎

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.

Copyright © 2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 15-Mar-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.