Yellow Striped Crambid
Double-striped Grass Moth
|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)|
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.