S3, Female, profile
Lydia's Wave Moth
S1: Female, dorsal, wingspan ~15mm
|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