Ellura's Ground Moth
Streaked Concealer Moth
Small Concealer Moth (Philobota sp ES05)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Oecophorid Moth (:Gelechioidea Oecophoridae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Small Concealer Moth (Philobota sp ES05)
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Thank you Axel Kallies for identifying and Dr Bevan Buirchell for helping with the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Philobota ancylotoxa looks very similar but has a wingspan of about 25mm.
These look quite dull, without any glossy/satiny sheen.
Given the flyscreen is ~1.25mm, this is much closer to 15mm wingspan.
We thought this was Isomoralla curriculata (which is very variable), but after much discussion we decided Axel was correct; primarily because pinned examples of Isomoralla curriculata don't have the dark costal band.
We photographed 5 specimens in Aug, Sept & Nov.

Similar Species: Purple-sheen Concealer Moth (Philobota ancylotoxa)

Copyright © 2016-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 03-Nov-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.