Crest-moth
Female
Ellura
Flat Crest-moth
Male: profile
 
    
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: dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), 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 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 a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.