White-lined Grass-moth
Male: ventral
Ellura
Ash-grey Geometrid
Male
 
                      
Black-twisted Grass-moth (Ciampa melanostrepta)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Ennominae Nacophorini)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Black-twisted Grass-moth (Ciampa melanostrepta)
This Photo:     Female, partial Hindwing

Thank you Axel Kallies for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
1st Live Photo's on-line: Notice these have a small knobbly horn. Males & females have bipectinate antennae, with the males having very long pectinations.

Copyright © 2013-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 07-May-2013
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.