Undescribed Heath Moth
Ochre-headed Taxeotis Moth
S1, dorsal
Undescribed Heath Moth (Tapinogyna sp ES02)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Oenochrominae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Undescribed Heath Moth (Tapinogyna sp ES02)
This Photo:     

Thank you Axel Kallies for helping with the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Originally thought this was Taxeotis, but over time become uncomfortable with this id.
Axel kindly suggested it's Tapinogyna perichroa; but the wings are too rounded in our opinion.
This group of moths is in bad need of revision and with luck research will be conducted on them one day to clearly differentiate them all. Until then we are suggesting this is undescribed, but of course Axel is quite possibly correct.

Similar Species: Orange-spotted Taxeotis (Taxeotis xanthogramma)

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This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.