Dark Desert Bark Moth
Grey-patch Bark Moth
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta) iNaturalist Observation|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Geometer (:Geometridae Ennominae Boarmiini)|
|Species:||Grey-patch Bark Moth (Scioglyptis cf chionomera)|
|This Photo:||Male: dorsal|
Thank you Marilyn Hewish for identifying this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
About 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.