Flat Crest-moth
Male: anterior
Ellura
Flat Crest-moth
Male: ventral
 
    
Flat Crest-moth (Fisera sp ES2?)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Ennominae Nacophorini)
Species: Flat Crest-moth (Fisera sp ES2?)
This Photo:     Male: Body

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
About 11mm long & 28mm wingspan.
A russet brown colour with a line of irregular spots along the rear of the forewings.
Males have the plumose (bipectinate) antennae, where as females do not (having thread like, filiform antennae).
While this matches the wing patterns of Amelora cryphia, Amelora don't have thoracic crests. As such, must be a different species. Similar in colour to our Fisera sp, it has a very difference stance. Fisera sp hold their wings in a tent arrangement, these hold them more typically flat.

Copyright © 2018- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 17-Apr-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.