Lined Cosmet Moth
Black-spotted Moth
Tufted Moth (Trachydora sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Seed Borer (:Gelechioidea Cosmopterigidae)
Species: Tufted Moth (Trachydora sp)
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Other name: Shark Moth

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Estimated wingspan from the flyscreen is ~12mm. A small moth with a number of tufted scales on the back, with orange bases, and the trailing forewings are turned up when at rest.

Copyright © 2016-2022 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.