Rusty Snout Moth
S8, Male, profile
Rusty Snout Moth
S15, Male, Underwing
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, Hindwing🔎

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.
This is figured in Moths of Victoria (MoV) part 1 as Symphyta sp. (1).
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.

Copyright © 2022-2024 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.