Thick-lined Bark Moth
Ventral
Ellura
Grey Bark Moth
Female: dorsal
 
    
Cryptic Bark Moth (Gastrinodes argoplaca)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Ennominae Boarmiini)
Species: Cryptic Bark Moth (Gastrinodes argoplaca)
This Photo:     Male, dorsal

Thank you Marilyn Hewish for confirming the identification of this species

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
The hindwings mimic the forewings along the inner margin (body edge), with dark scalloping along the outer margin (trailing edge), but then fade to plain brown in the middle.

Copyright © 2013- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 13-Aug-2013
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.