Gypsum Carpet Moth
S1: dorsal
Gypsum Carpet Moth
S3: dorsal
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:     S2: Partial Hindwings

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

Copyright © 2018 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 04-Apr-2018
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.