Subidaria Moth
Male: ventral
Ellura
Grey Carpet Moth
Male: Hindwing Patch
 
    
Grey Carpet Moth (Hypycnopa delotis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Larentiinae)
Species: Grey Carpet Moth (Hypycnopa delotis)
This Photo:     Male: dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
Head & body ~7mm, wingspan ~18mm.
Males have bipectinate antennae (2 rows of filaments), with very long pectinations, while females have thread-like antennae (filiform).
Males also have a pale yellow patch on the hindwing, which is difficult to see with live specimens.
A male & female found in April.

Copyright © 2018 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 19-Apr-2018
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.