Tactile Tuft Moth
|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.