Streaked Heath Moth
Male, antennae
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

Thank you Matt Campbell & Prof Victor W Fazio III† for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
1st Live Photo 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 © 2018-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 22-Mar-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.