Grey & White Satin Moth
Female, profile
Grey & White Satin Moth
Female, ventral
Grey & White Satin Moth (Thalaina kimba)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Ennominae Nacophorini)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Grey & White Satin Moth (Thalaina kimba)
This Photo:     🔍Female, Horn🔎
Other name: Grey and White Satin Moth

Thank you Prof Victor W Fazio III† for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Female ~45mm wingspan, ~16mm long. Females & males both have filiform antennae, so have to determine gender from body shape.
Found this BEHIND the bottom of the night sheet. It's nose and a tiny bit of it's front wings (costa) was showing. Almost didn't see it! How lucky was that!
Found 1 Female in April

Copyright © 2021-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 19-Apr-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.