Bark Moth
S2, Male, dorsal
Ellura
Bark Moth
S4, Male, 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:     S3, 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.

Copyright © 2017-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 15-Dec-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.