Red-bodied Wingia Moth
Bark Moth
S2: Dorsal
Bark Moth (Cleora MoV3)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:     S1: Dorsal

Thank you Marilyn Hewish for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
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."
Wingspan ~33mm, head & body length ~13mm.
The under-wing patterns are reminiscent of the red-line Geometrid; without the red-line. But the dorsal wing patterns are quite different.

Copyright © 2017-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Dec-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.