Undescribed Bark Moth
Male, Two Raised Scale Tufts
Ellura
Grey-patch Bark Moth
Male: underwing
 
    
Grey-patch Bark Moth (Scioglyptis cf chionomera)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Ennominae Boarmiini)
Species: Grey-patch Bark Moth (Scioglyptis cf chionomera)
This Photo:     Male: dorsal

Thank you Marilyn Hewish for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
About 10mm long & 28mm wingspan.
Males have very large bipectinate (2 rowed) antennae, where as the females have thin thread-like antennae.
We thought this was Scioglyptis loxographa, but Marilyn Hewish kindly advised otherwise. They are quite similar, and MoV (Moths of Victoria) Part 7 has excellent images of the diagnostic differences.
This is a worn specimen making id difficult.

Copyright © 2018 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 19-Apr-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species