Arid Gum Moth
S4 Male, ventral
Serrated Crest-moth
Male: profile
Serrated Crest-moth (Nisista serrata)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Ennominae Nacophorini)
Species: Serrated Crest-moth (Nisista serrata)
This Photo:     Male: dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Head & body ~15mm, wingspan ~34mm.
Males & females have bipectinate antennae (2 rows of filaments), with males having longer pectinations as shown here.
A male found in August.

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.