Black-edged Geometrid
S1, Female, dorsal
Black-edged Geometrid
S3, Female, dorsal
Black-edged Geometrid (Cycloprorodes melanoxysta)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Ennominae Nacophorini)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Black-edged Geometrid (Cycloprorodes melanoxysta)
This Photo:     🔍S2, Male, dorsal🔎

Thank you Andy Young & 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 Photo on Atlas
1st Sighting in SA since 1891:

Male ~14mm long & ~35mm wingspan. Female ~12mm long & ~35mm wingspan. So similar size, with females have a shorter stout body.
Males & females are both bipectinate, however, the male pectinations are noticably long than the females.
Note the colour variation from rust red, through orange to pale brown. This is not gender specific, just individual variation. All these were photographed at Ellura, so it's also independant of location.

Copyright © 2018-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 09-May-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.