Vacuaria Carpet Moth
Streaked Heath Moth
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Geometer (:Geometridae Oenochrominae)|
|Species:||Streaked Heath Moth (Aglossophanes pachygramma)|
|This Photo:||Male, dorsal|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
About 8mm (head & body) & 18mm wingspan
Males have mildly bipectinate antennae, females are filiform (thread like).
The hindwing can be plain or have paler lateral stripe matching the forewing. Of the few images available on-line, it appears the females have more of a hindwing stripe than males.
We have only ever seen the adults in the Mallee in March.