Male, ventral (note the Horn)
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Geometer (:Geometridae Ennominae Nacophorini)|
|Species:||White-lined Grass-moth (Ciampa heteromorpha)|
|This Photo:||Male: dorsal|
|Other name:||White-lined Pasture-moth|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
Head & body ~12mm, wingspan ~28mm.
Note that, like the related Forked Grass-moth, this species also has a facial horn; diamond shaped.
Males have bipectinate (2 rowed) antennae, shown here, where as females have thin thread-like antennae (filiform).
One specimen found in April.