White-lined Grass-moth
Male, dorsal
White-lined Grass-moth
Male, ventral
White-lined Grass-moth (Ciampa heteromorpha)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Ennominae Nacophorini)
Species: White-lined Grass-moth (Ciampa heteromorpha)
This Photo:     Male, Horn
Other name: White-lined Pasture-moth

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Head & body ~12mm, wingspan ~28mm.
Note that, like the related Forked Grass-moth, this species also has a facial horn; diamond shaped.
As with others in the genus, both genders have bipectinate (2 rowed) antennae, where the males pectinations are long & the females are short.
One specimen found in April.

Copyright © 2015-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 21-Apr-2015
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.