Crescent-marked Tussock Moth
Male, dorsal
Crescent-marked Tussock Moth
Male, Hindwing
Crescent-marked Tussock Moth (Acyphas pelodes)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Tiger Moth (:Noctuoidea Erebidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Crescent-marked Tussock Moth (Acyphas pelodes)
This Photo:     🔍Male, profile🔎

Thank you Axel Kallies for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
2nd On-line Sighting in SA
~11mm long, ~27mm wingspan.
A very pale version compared to other live photographs, but matches well with Bold specimens. The orange tufted body and wing markings line up.
One male found in April at the night light.

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This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.