Varied Wave Moth
Dorsal (L1)
Ellura
Plantain Moth
Male (L3), Light Morph, dorsal
 
    
Varied Wave Moth (Scopula optivata)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Insect (Insecta)
Order: Moth Butterfly (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometroidea Geometridae)
Species: Varied Wave Moth (Scopula optivata)
This Photo:     Ventral (L1)
Similar Species: Wavy Noctuid

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
These seem quite fragile. Of the 3 specimens we've photographed, all have had damaged wings. The specimen here was the worst, but also the only one we captured to get the size & ventral detail.

Copyright © 2017 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 23-Mar-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species