Spider-mimicking Moth
S2: Female, ventral
Ellura
Red-lined Geometer
Male, dorsal
 
    
Bitou Tip Moth (Comostolopsis germana)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Geometrinae)
Species: Bitou Tip Moth (Comostolopsis germana)
Other name: Emerald Moth

Thank you Andy Young for confirming the identification of this species

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
Introduced into SA (Adelaides Hills & Murraylands), NSW & other areas from the lates 1980's; to control Boneseed & Horehound. It was thought to have died out in SA, but is seems it didn't.

Copyright © 2013- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 07-May-2013
This species is classed as I (Introduced - Foriegn)