S1, dorsal, wings closed
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Owlet moth (:Noctuoidea Noctuidae Noctuinae)|
|Species:||Armyworm (Mythimna convecta)|
|This Photo:||🔍S2, dorsal🔎|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~22mm long, winspan ~46mm.
We haven't been able to differentiate the genders. These appear to be female based on body shape/roundness.
We've started noticing some moth species with hairy eyes, like here. We've seen this many times before with flies, but not with moths. We'll see if we can get better shots of the hairy eyes in the future.
Found 2 specimens in Jan & Oct