Insigillated Carpet Moth
Male, dorsal
Insigillated Carpet Moth
Male, profile
Insigillated Carpet Moth (Chloroclystis insigillata)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Larentiinae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Insigillated Carpet Moth (Chloroclystis insigillata)
This Photo:     Female, dorsal
Synonym: Sigilliclystis insigillata

Thank you Axel Kallies for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Head & body ~7mm, wingspan ~20mm. Males have obvious deformations covered in scale tufts on the forwing costa (leading edge). The deformations are also visible underneath. Both males & females have filiform antennae.

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This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.