Grey Carpet Moth
Male, Hindwing Patch
Grey Carpet Moth
Female, dorsal
Grey Carpet Moth (Hypycnopa delotis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Larentiinae)
Species: Grey Carpet Moth (Hypycnopa delotis)
This Photo:     Male, Ventral

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Head & body ~7mm, wingspan ~18mm.
Males have bipectinate antennae (2 rows of filaments), with very long pectinations, while females have thread-like antennae (filiform).
Males also have a pale yellow patch on the hindwing, which is difficult to see with live specimens.

Copyright © 2018-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 20-May-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.