Webbed Grey
Male, Hindwing
Insigillated Carpet Moth
Male, dorsal
Webbed Grey (Rhuma argyraspis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Geometrinae)
Species: Webbed Grey (Rhuma argyraspis)
This Photo:     Male, underwings

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~14mm long, wingspan ~29mm. Male antennae are bipectinate, females filiform.
It took a long time to id this one (hours) because we thought it was a type of double spot (albeit with no spots
, which is in a totally different family. Only when we went to the geometrids as a last resort did we find it.

Similar Species: Tufted Double-spot Moth (Epicyrtica cf MoV3)

Copyright © 2018-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 16-Nov-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.