Scorpiopsis pyrobola montage
What a pretty little moth, it reminded me of the patterns made by dappled light. Unfortunately it has a damaged wing.
I learned that the impressive structure seen above the head is in fact the labial palps which I took initially as antennae before I put my glasses on!
Wingspan 20 mm
''Scorpiopsis pyrobola'' is a moth in the Depressariidae family. It was described by Edward Meyrick in 1887. It is found in Australia, where it has been recorded from Queensland and New South Wales.
The wingspan is 24–27 mm. The forewings are red, sometimes posteriorly sprinkled with yellow whitish between the veins. All veins and folds are marked with series of evenly arranged round yellow dots and there is a narrow fuscous suffusion along the costa from the base to two-thirds, as.. more