Stippled Line-moth
S8 Female, dorsal
Stippled Line-moth
S8 Female, anterior
Stippled Line-moth (Smyriodes trigramma)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Ennominae Nacophorini)
Species: Stippled Line-moth (Smyriodes trigramma)
This Photo:     S4 Female, profile

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Head & body ~13mm, wingspan ~35mm.
Males have bipectinate antennae, females have filiform.
There are brown & grey forms, with the black lines varying considerably in strength. They are not easy to photograph, with different angles giving quite different colours.
Identification difficulty is compounded as they wrap themselves with their wings, looking very different to their spread out state - making the indiscriminate lines difficult to follow.
We found 4 males & 4 females between mid April & early June.

Similar Species: Ash-grey Geometrid (Corula geometroides)

Copyright © 2018-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 19-Apr-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.