Ladder-marked Twirler Moth
Rusty Wingia Moth
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Oecophorid Moth (:Gelechioidea Oecophoridae)|
|Species:||Rusty Wingia Moth (Euchaetis ANIC34)|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
This is figured on Bold as Euchaetis sp ANIC34.
Head & body ~8mm, wingspan ~11mm.
A very attractive little moth, with pink edged, rust coloured wings. As is typical with Gelid moths, the palps are upturned finishing in a point.
The antennae are quite unusual; nearly invisible bipectinate, but more hairy rather than the normal twig like, visible structure.
Found in June.