Glorious Bark Moth
S3, Male, dorsal
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Geometer (:Geometridae Ennominae Boarmiini) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Bark Moth (Cleora MoV3)|
|This Photo:||S2, Male, dorsal|
Thank you Marilyn Hewish for identifying this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Wingspan ~33mm, head & body length ~13mm.
This is figured in Moths of Victoria (MoV) part 7 as Cleora sp. (3)
We thought this was Cleora displicata, but Marilyn said "more likely to be Cleora sp. (3) in MoV7. It's plainer and paler and has straighter lines than the other possibilities. Sp. (3) is a desert species."
The under-wing patterns are reminiscent of the red-line Geometrid; without the red-line. But the dorsal wing patterns are quite different.
Photographed 5 Males in Jan, Nov & Dec.