Calico Stem-borer Moth
Whole, Adult, Antenna
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Geometer (:Geometridae Ennominae Boarmiini)|
|Species:||Bark Moth (Cleora MoV3)|
|This Photo:||S1: Dorsal|
Thank you Marilyn Hewish for identifying this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
This is figured in Moths of Victoria (MoV) part 7 as Cleora sp. (3)
We thought this was Cleora displicata, but Marilyn said "more likely to be Cleora sp. (3) in MoV7. It's plainer and paler and has straighter lines than the other possibilities. Sp. (3) is a desert species."
Wingspan ~33mm, head & body length ~13mm.
The under-wing patterns are reminiscent of the red-line Geometrid; without the red-line. But the dorsal wing patterns are quite different.