Yellow Striped Crambid
Camouflage
Ellura
Double-striped Grass Moth
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Double-striped Grass Moth (Hednota bivittella)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Crambid Snout Moth (:Pyraloidea Crambidae)
Species: Double-striped Grass Moth (Hednota bivittella)
This Photo:     🔍Dorsal🔎

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Very large specimen. Considered to be ~30mm wingspan, this one is ~42mm wingspan
Based on body shape, we think it's a female.
You can understand why we thought this one was a cousin of Angled Satin Moth (thalaina angulosa), a Thalaina tetraclada. We were quite exited as we thought it was the most Eastern record of this species.
But no, it's not even a Geometrid; you can tell by the massive, great big hooter!
It's a Crambidae, a totally different family.

Copyright © 2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 04-Apr-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.