|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:||🔍S6, dorsal🔎|
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.