Arid Grey
Ventral
Ellura
Insigillated Carpet Moth
Female: dorsal
 
    
Insigillated Carpet Moth (Chloroclystis insigillata)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Larentiinae)
Species: Insigillated Carpet Moth (Chloroclystis insigillata)
This Photo:     Male: dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
Head & body ~7mm, wingspan ~20mm. Males have obvious deformations covered in scale tufts on the forwing costa (leading edge). The deformations are also visible underneath. Both males & females have filiform antennae.
A male found in May and a female in August.

Copyright © 2018 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 09-May-2018
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.