Colourful Timber Moth
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Ellura
Calico Stem-borer Moth
Adult, back
 
                      
Colourful Timber Moth (Brachybelistis blackburnii)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Oecophorid Moth (:Gelechioidea Oecophoridae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Colourful Timber Moth (Brachybelistis blackburnii)
This Photo:     🔍Showing Antenna Length🔎

Thank you Axel Kallies for identifying and Prof Victor W Fazio III for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~17mm long, ~37mm wingspan
We thought this might be Brachybelistis pentachroa, but Axel said these "dont have yellow hindwings"

Copyright © 2021-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 30-Nov-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.