Leaf Roller Moth
Ellura
Yellow Cobblestoned Leaf Roller
Hind Wings
 
                      
Yellow Cobblestoned Leaf Roller (Dichelopa achranta)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Tortrix Moth (:Tortricoidea Tortricidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Yellow Cobblestoned Leaf Roller (Dichelopa achranta)
This Photo:     Dorsal

Thank you Dr Peter McQuillan for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
1st Live Photo on-line:
We thought this was Merophyas siniodes but Peter said "Dichelopa achranta is known from dry open woodlands including the mallee. Looks rather like a Clepsis/Merophyas but is more lustrous and with a "cobblestone" pattern." He also suggested it may use Beyeria as a food source, which we have plenty of.

Copyright © 2017-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 23-Mar-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.