Flat Crest-moth
Male: profile
Ellura
Flat Crest-moth
Male: anterior
 
    
Flat Crest-moth (Fissera sp?)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometroidea Geometridae)
Species: Flat Crest-moth (Fissera sp?)
This Photo:     Male: Partial Hindwing

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
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 hypoleuca, it has a very difference stance. Fisera hypoleuca holds it's 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