Gypsum Carpet Moth
S3, dorsal
Gypsum Carpet Moth
S2, profile
Gypsum Carpet Moth (Chrysolarentia gypsomela)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Larentiinae)
Species: Gypsum Carpet Moth (Chrysolarentia gypsomela)
This Photo:     S1, underwing

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~8mm long & 23mm wingspan.
So far we have only found females. Males are very similar but have thicker antennae

Copyright © 2013-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 08-May-2013
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.