Insigillated Carpet Moth
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Geometer (:Geometridae Geometrinae)|
|Species:||Webbed Grey (Rhuma argyraspis)|
|This Photo:||Male, underwings|
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.
Similar Species: Tufted Double-spot Moth (Epicyrtica cf MoV3)