Tan Carpet Moth
S4: Wings held vertically
Tan Carpet Moth
S6: Antennae
Tan Carpet Moth (Unplaced cryeropa)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Larentiinae)
Species: Tan Carpet Moth (Unplaced cryeropa)
This Photo:     S6: Wings held vertically
Synonym: Chrysolarentia cryeropa & Hydriomena cryeropa

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.
About 9mm long, wingspan about 24mm.

Copyright © 2017-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 01-Oct-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.