Dark Desert Bark Moth
Dryland Bark Moth
Male, dorsal
Dryland Bark Moth (Scioglyptis sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Ennominae Boarmiini)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Dryland Bark Moth (Scioglyptis sp)
This Photo:     Male, dorsal

Thank you Marilyn Hewish for identifying and 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
~10mm long & 28mm wingspan.
Males have very large bipectinate (2 rowed) antennae, where as the females have thin thread-like antennae.
We thought this was Scioglyptis loxographa, but Marilyn Hewish kindly advised otherwise. They are quite similar, and MoV (Moths of Victoria) Part 7 has excellent images of the diagnostic differences.
This is a worn specimen making id difficult.

Copyright © 2018-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 19-Apr-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.