Russet Crest-moth
Female, ventral
Ellura
Crest-moth
Female
 
    
Crest-moth (Fisera sp ES1)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Ennominae Nacophorini)
Species: Crest-moth (Fisera sp ES1)
This Photo:     Male

Thank you Marilyn Hewish for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
We thought this was Amelora nebulosa, but Marilyn indicates it's not an Amelora due to the thoracic crest. Most likely a Fisera sp, but she doesn't recognise it.
Marilyn also said A. nebulosa is a mountain species, and that the way it's holding it's wings is indicitive of Fisera as well.

Copyright © 2013- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 07-May-2013
This species is an Australian Native Species