Crawling Concealer Moth
Red-bodied Wingia Moth
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Oecophorid Moth (:Gelechioidea Oecophoridae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Red-bodied Wingia Moth (Tortricopsis semijunctella)|
Thank you Prof Victor W Fazio III for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
Head & body is ~10mm, with a wingspan of ~13mm.
Very red body, with pale orange highlights and hind-wings. The fore-wings are pale brown, darkening at the edges with red speckles in the trailing margin.
The red scales around the base of palps give this species a wedge-nosed appearance.