Bark Moth
S1: Dorsal
Ellura
Bark Moth
S1: Profile
 
    
Bark Moth (Cleora MoV3)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometroidea Geometridae)
Species: Bark Moth (Cleora MoV3)
This Photo:     S2: Dorsal

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. Itís 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 15-Dec-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species