Brown-marbled Geometrid
S6: Female, ventral
Ellura
Smoke-spotted Cape-moth
Female, dorsal
 
    
Smoke-spotted Cape-moth (Loweria capnosticta)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Ennominae Nacophorini)
Species: Smoke-spotted Cape-moth (Loweria capnosticta)
This Photo:     Male, dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
While it's not very obvious, Loweria sp have a square horn projecting out the front of it's head. This horn is often covered in hairy scales from above, and is best seen ventrally (if you are looking for it).

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 17-May-2016
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.