Tan Carpet Moth
S6, Antennae
Tan Carpet Moth
S3, Ventral
Tan Carpet Moth (Unplaced cryeropa)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Larentiinae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Tan Carpet Moth (Unplaced cryeropa)
This Photo:     S4, Partial Hindwing
Synonyms: Chrysolarentia cryeropa or Hydriomena cryeropa

Thank you Axel Kallies for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Not recognised on Atlas anymore, they seem to be unplaced in the Hydriomenini tribe.
An unusal species for a moth in that they often hold their wings vertically; perhaps when walking or threatened. It was difficult to get the dorsal shots with the wings held out flat.
The hindwings are a paler copy of the forewings near the trailing & inner margins, fading to plain grey/brown in the middle.
~9mm long, wingspan ~24mm.

Copyright © 2017-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 12-Sep-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.