Bark Moth
S1: Anterior
Ellura
Bark Moth
S1: Ventral
 
    
Bark Moth (Cleora MoV3)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: Antenna

Thank you Marilyn Hewish for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
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.

Copyright © 2017- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 13-Dec-2017
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.