Ruby Anthelid
S24, Pupal Case
Gum Snout Moth
Male, profile, Wings Up
Gum Snout Moth (Entometa guttularis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Snout Moth (:Bombycoidea Lasiocampidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Gum Snout Moth (Entometa guttularis)
This Photo:     🔍Male, dorsal🔎

Thank you Matt Campbell for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~25mm long, with starkly contrasting red to orange hind wings.
Pretty rare in SA.
Can be separated from the more usual Entometa fervens by the lack of a dark patch under the hind wing.

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This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.