Brown Cutworm Moth
Female 2, ventral
Tasmanian Cutworm Moth
S2, dorsal
Tasmanian Cutworm Moth (Dasygaster padockina)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Owlet moth (:Noctuoidea Noctuidae Noctuinae)
Species: Tasmanian Cutworm Moth (Dasygaster padockina)
This Photo:     S1, dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
S1 was about 17mm long with wingspan of about 44mm.
It's hard to believe these two specimens are the same species. Thanks to Peter Merriott for identifying the 2nd specimen for us
Quite possibly a species complex.
Notice the orange side tufts in S1, that were visible to the eye. On closer inspection we notice more orange scales on the face.

Copyright © 2018-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 30-Apr-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.