Grey Carpet Moth
Male: Hindwing Patch
|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: dorsal|
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.
A male & female found in April.