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

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Head & body ~9mm, wingspan ~12mm.
Males have very obvious bipectinate antennae, where as females are filiform.
This genus has 2 distinct forms, one where the whole wing is patterned normally and the other (like this one) where the wing only appears to have half a pattern. It makes it look as though it has 6 wings instead of 4! Very similar to E. sodaliata, but the MoV books tell us the angle of the widest band here is not 90 degrees as in E. sodaliata.
One specimen found in September.

Copyright © 2018-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 28-Sep-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.