Eucalyptus Leafroller Moth
S1: profile
Ellura
Eucalyptus Leafroller Moth
S2: Female, ventral
 
                      
Eucalyptus Leafroller Moth (Strepsicrates macropetana)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Tortrix Moth (:Tortricoidea Tortricidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Eucalyptus Leafroller Moth (Strepsicrates macropetana)
This Photo:     🔍S2: Female, profile🔎

Thank you Victor W Fazio III for identifying and Dr Bevan Buirchell for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
We thought this was a Diamond-backed Tortrix Moth (Oxysemaphora notialis). Partly our mistake came from a camera artifact that over exposed the back, making it look like a diamond; but they also vary in how white the pattern on their back is. We've now added other photo's of another, darker specimen we found that shows the same patterns, except where the first was over-exposed.

Copyright © 2018-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 01-Aug-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.