Tree-ring Moth
S3, Female, profile
Lydia's Wave Moth
S1: Female, dorsal, wingspan ~15mm
Tree-ring Moth (Scopula episcia)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Sterrhinae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Tree-ring Moth (Scopula episcia)
This Photo:     S1, Male, ventral

Thank you Axel Kallies for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
1st Live Photo On-line:
Head & body ~8mm, wingspan ~28mm.
We questioned Axel over the different shaped dark band. He pointed to a conversation he had on someone else's observation, that matches ours, where he said "There is actually DNA data available on BOLD and you can download a tree. Specimens like yours group nicely with others from WA under episcia."
Axel says the moth referred to in the MoV books as Scopula sp 3 is also this species.
3 specimens found in Aug, Dec & Jan

Copyright © 2018-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 11-Aug-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.