Russet Crest-moth
Female, Horn
Ellura
Russet Crest-moth
Female, ventral
 
    
Russet Crest-moth (Fisera hypoleuca)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Insect (Insecta)
Order: Moth Butterfly (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometroidea Geometridae)
Species: Russet Crest-moth (Fisera hypoleuca)
This Photo:     Female, Hindwings

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 filamented antennae, while females (shown here) have thread-like antennae.
The front legs are brown, while the rear 4 are white.
A fairly large moth with a wingspan of ~50mm and body length of ~16mm

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