Barnard's Grey
S3: Female, ventral
Ellura
Webbed Grey
Male, profile, note the Tufts
 
    
Webbed Grey (Rhuma argyraspis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Geometrinae)
Species: Webbed Grey (Rhuma argyraspis)
This Photo:     Male, dorsal
Similar Species: Tufted Double-spot Moth

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
~14mm long, wingspan ~29mm. Male antennae are bipectinate, females filiform.
It took a long time to id this one (hours) because we thought it was a type of double spot (albeit with no spots
, which is in a totally different family. Only when we went to the geometrids as a last resort did we find it.
One male found at lights in November.

Copyright © 2018- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 16-Nov-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.