S2: Female, dorsal
S2: Female, Underwing
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Geometer (:Geometridae Ennominae Macariini)|
|Species:||Dusky-barred Geometrid (Paramelora zophodesma)|
|This Photo:||S2: Female, Hindwings|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Head & body ~12mm, wingspan ~14mm. Male antennae are bipectinate, females filiform.
Like their close relations, the Flame Geometrid, these have small red flecks; individual scales that are red.
S2 has an unusual line which runs around most of the of the wing edges.
Found 2 females on one night in October.