|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Geometer (:Geometroidea Geometridae)|
|Species:||Russet Crest-moth (Fisera cf hypoleuca)|
|This Photo:||Female, dorsal|
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 & head length of ~16mm