Cryptic Bark Moth
Male, dorsal
Undescribed Bark Moth
Male, dorsal
Cryptic Bark Moth (Gastrinodes argoplaca)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Ennominae Boarmiini)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Cryptic Bark Moth (Gastrinodes argoplaca)
This Photo:     🔍Male, ventral🔎

Thank you Prof Victor W Fazio III† for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Males ~12mm long, ~34mm wingspan
The hindwings mimic the forewings along the inner margin (body edge), with dark scalloping along the outer margin (trailing edge), but then fade to plain brown in the middle.
We photographed 4 males in Mar, Apr & Aug.

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This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.