S2: Male, Body
Angled Satin Moth
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Geometer (:Geometridae Ennominae Nacophorini) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Angled Satin Moth (Thalaina angulosa)|
|This Photo:||🔍Female, dorsal🔎|
|Other name:||Blotched Satin Moth|
Thank you Matt Campbell for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~16mm long & ~40mm wingspan.
Genders are very similar and difficult to separate in the field. Getting a detailed shot of the antennae shows the male with bipectinate antennae; having short pectinations. The female antennae is filiform, but hairing underneath.
We have photographed 10 adult specimens in April & May with more males (6m, 3f & 1unknown).