Gypsum Carpet Moth
S3: dorsal
Ellura
Gypsum Carpet Moth
S2: profile
 
    
Gypsum Carpet Moth (Chrysolarentia gypsomela)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Larentiinae)
Species: Gypsum Carpet Moth (Chrysolarentia gypsomela)
This Photo:     S1: underwing

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
About 8mm long & 23mm wingspan.
So far we have only found females. Males are very similar but have thicker antennae

Copyright © 2013- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 08-May-2013
This species is an Australian Native Species