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

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.

Copyright © 2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 15-Apr-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.