Streaked Heath Moth
Male, profile
Ellura
Streaked Heath Moth
Male, ventral
 
    
Streaked Heath Moth (Aglossophanes pachygramma)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Oenochrominae)
Species: Streaked Heath Moth (Aglossophanes pachygramma)
This Photo:     Female, partial hindwing

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
About 8mm (head & body) & 18mm wingspan
Males have mildly bipectinate antennae, females are filiform (thread like).
The hindwing can be plain or have paler lateral stripe matching the forewing. Of the few images available on-line, it appears the females have more of a hindwing stripe than males.
We have only ever seen the adults in the Mallee in March.

Copyright © 2018 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 23-Mar-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species