White Patched Crambid
Ventral
Ellura
Azolla Caseworm
Ventral
 
                      
Azolla Caseworm (Elophila responsalis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Crambid Snout Moth (:Pyraloidea Crambidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Azolla Caseworm (Elophila responsalis)
This Photo:     🔍Dorsal, showing Hindwing🔎
Synonyms: Diasemia responsalis or Nymphula responsalis

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
2nd Record in SA
~7mm long & ~17mm wingspan.
A very pretty moth with indistinct white lines separating black & orange patches.
It seems to be very variable. Originally found in Qld, but has travelled down the Eastern seaboard and along the Murray into SA. This is only the second specimen found in SA that we can find.
Two specimens found at night lights in Jan & March.

Copyright © 2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 01-Jan-2022
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.