Dryland Sheoak Moth
Ventral
Ellura
Rusty Snout Moth
S5, Male, dorsal
 
                      
Rusty Snout Moth (Symphyta MoV1)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Snout Moth (:Bombycoidea Lasiocampidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Rusty Snout Moth (Symphyta MoV1)
This Photo:     🔍S4, Male, dorsal🔎

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
~18mm long, ~35mm wingspan. They have very finely scoloped trailing wings, with the points highlighted in black. A very buff looking moth.
Usually they sit with their antennae tucked away under their wings, but we got one with it's antennae protruding.
We've photographed 15 males that came to night lights in Nov, Dec & Jan.

Copyright © 2022-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 02-Jan-2022
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.