Forked Grass-moth
Female: ventral
White-lined Grass-moth
Male: Horn
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: dorsal
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.
Males have bipectinate (2 rowed) antennae, shown here, where as females have thin thread-like antennae (filiform).
One specimen found in April.

Copyright © 2015-2021 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.