Insigillated Carpet Moth
Male: Wing tuft
Sharp-angled Carpet Moth
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Geometer (:Geometridae Larentiinae)|
|Species:||Insigillated Carpet Moth (Chloroclystis insigillata)|
|This Photo:||Male: ventral|
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
Head & body ~7mm, wingspan ~20mm. Males have obvious deformations covered in scale tufts on the forwing costa (leading edge). The deformations are also visible underneath. Both males & females have filiform antennae.
A male found in May and a female in August.