Dusky-barred Geometrid
S2: Female, dorsal
Ellura
Dusky-barred Geometrid
S2: Female, Underwing
 
    
Dusky-barred Geometrid (Paramelora zophodesma)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.

Copyright © 2018- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 06-Oct-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.