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

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 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 18-Apr-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.