White Patched Crambid
Yellow Striped Crambid
Dorsal, length ~10mm, wingspan ~15mm
White Patched Crambid (Eclipsiodes homora)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Crambid Snout Moth (:Pyraloidea Crambidae)
Species: White Patched Crambid (Eclipsiodes homora)
This Photo:     Ventral

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~7mm long & ~17mm wingspan.
Very shiny scales, so difficult to get photo's to highlight the white patch as oposed to reflective glare. It has stunning orange hindwings, with a thick black trailing border.
While this superficially looks like a Wattle Moth, it is much smaller.
The body has an orange band as well, but this doesn't seem to be consistent across on-line images. In Bold BINS there are 4 records describing this species, which indicates it's a species complex. Eurhythma sp. ANIC6 & Eurhythma sp. 6 (as figured on Bold V3) have the same DNA markers.
We found one specimen in in October, which had a black bald patch on it's back (behind it's head).

Similar Species: Bird-wing Moth (Uresiphita ornithopteralis)

Copyright © 2018-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 07-Oct-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.