Tan Carpet Moth
S2: Dorsal
Ellura
Tan Carpet Moth
S5: Dorsal
 
    
Tan Carpet Moth (Chrysolarentia cryeropa)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Larentiinae)
Species: Tan Carpet Moth (Chrysolarentia cryeropa)
This Photo:     S3: Dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
Not recognised on Atlas anymore, they seem to be unplaced in the Hydriomenini tribe.
An unusal species for a moth in that they often hold their wings vertically; perhaps when walking or threatened. It was difficult to get the dorsal shots with the wings held out flat.
The hindwings are a paler copy of the forewings near the trailing & inner margins, fading to plain grey/brown in the middle.
About 9mm long, wingspan about 24mm.

Copyright © 2017- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 11-Sep-2017
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.