Grey & White Satin Moth
|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, ventral🔎|
|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