Funeral Moth
Dorsal, Hindwings
Ellura
Funeral Moth
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Funeral Moth (Horisme mortuata)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Larentiinae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Funeral Moth (Horisme mortuata)
This Photo:     🔍Dorsal, on light showing wing outlines🔎

Thank you Ned Fisher for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~9mm long & ~28mm wingspan.
The lighting has been bumped up to the wazzoo to highlight the lines/patterns/colours. Otherwise it would just appear like a black moth, not very diagnostic. While not actually black, it's very dark. As such, several similar shots showing different perspectives; lighting, wing placement & focus.
These are all of the same specimen. It's quite worn, with a lot of missing scales over the wing. The hindwings are also damaged/missing pieces at the posterior.

Copyright © 2020-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 28-Mar-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.