Streaked Heath Moth
Male, antennae
Ellura
Streaked Heath Moth
Female, ventral
 
                      
Streaked Heath Moth (Aglossophanes pachygramma)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Oenochrominae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Streaked Heath Moth (Aglossophanes pachygramma)
This Photo:     Male, ventral

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
1st Live Photo's on-line: ~8mm (head & body) & ~20mm wingspan
Males have mildly bipectinate antennae, females are filiform (thread like).
The hindwing can be plain or have paler lateral stripe matching the forewing. Of the few images available on-line, it appears the females have more of a hindwing stripe than males.
Over 10 years, the 7 sightings we've recorded (2 f & 5m) have all occurred within ~ one week: 21-28 March.

Copyright © 2018-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 18-Mar-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.