White-edged Wave
S1, profile
Ellura
White-edged Wave
S5, anterior
 
                      
White-edged Wave (Idaea costaria)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Sterrhinae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: White-edged Wave (Idaea costaria)
This Photo:     S1, anterior

Thank you Mike Burrell for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
~14 to ~17mm natural wingspan.
These moths are very distinctive with a pale band across the leading edge of their wings and brown-red edging to the trailing edges of all wings.
These are very similar to Idaea inversata. These have the pale stripe between the antennae, where as I. inversata has a single coloured head with no stripe.
We photographed 6 specimens in Jan, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov & Dec.

Copyright © 2016-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 05-Dec-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.