Rain Moth
Female: profile, rotated
Murray Mallee Region
Eastern Pale Rain Moth
Male: dorsal, wings open
 
                      
Rain Moth (Abantiades sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Swift Moth (:Hepialoidea Hepialidae)
Species: Rain Moth (Abantiades sp)
This Photo:     Female: ventral
Synonym: Trictena

Thank you Ethan Beaver for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA and possibly elsewhere
Very large moth that emerge after early autumn rains.

Copyright © 2010-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 27-May-2010
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.