Russet Crest-moth
Female, dorsal
Ellura
Russet Crest-moth
Female, Antenna
 
    
Russet Crest-moth (Fisera cf hypoleuca)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Ennominae Nacophorini)
Species: Russet Crest-moth (Fisera cf hypoleuca)
This Photo:     Female, profile

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
The hindwings trail with a dirty purple band underneath.
A brown speckled cream body.
Males have bipectinate antennae (2 rows of filaments), while females (shown here) have thread-like antennae (filiform).
The front legs are brown, while the rear 4 are white.
A fairly large moth with a wingspan of ~50mm and body & head length of ~16mm

Copyright © 2017- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 25-May-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species