Angled Satin Moth
Male, Head
Ellura
Grey-and-white Satin Moth
Female, dorsal, wings open
 
                      
Angled Satin Moth (Thalaina angulosa)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Ennominae Nacophorini)
Species: Angled Satin Moth (Thalaina angulosa)
This Photo:     🔍Male, ventral🔎
Other name: Blotched Satin Moth

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).

Copyright © 2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 03-Apr-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.