Cryptic Bark Moth
S1: Male, dorsal
|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: ventral|
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.