Tactile Tuft Moth
Pale Earias
S2, profile
Pale Earias (Earias chlorodes)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Tuft Moth (:Noctuoidea Nolidae)
Species: Pale Earias (Earias chlorodes)
This Photo:     S2, dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
It is similar to some Phytometra, but they have thicker legs, longer palps & more triangular wings.
As the name suggests (chlorodes) they can be green, but generally seem to be pale yellow/off white.
Difficult to id with no lines or patterns whatsoever, id has to be made via physical attributes (large eyes kicking off the diagnostic filters

We found 3 specimens in March & December.

Copyright © 2017-2021 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.