Cryptic Bark Moth
S5: Male, ventral
Arid Grey
Arid Grey (Hypobapta ANIC3)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometroidea Geometridae)
Species: Arid Grey (Hypobapta ANIC3)
This Photo:     Dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
Yet another undescribed species that is known. So annoying for such a magnificent species.
This species varies considerably from most other Hypobapta as the black lines are straighter and angled to the back more. This one also sat with it's forewings almost closed, where as others seem to rest with them fully spread out.
As you can probably tell, our usual ventral shot failed miserably so used a couple of under shots with different views to try to show the underneath wing & body colours. Will update if we find another.

Copyright © 2017- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Dec-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species