Streaked Heath Moth
Male, dorsal
Ellura
Streaked Heath Moth
Male, profile
 
      
Streaked Heath Moth (Aglossophanes pachygramma)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Oenochrominae)
Species: Streaked Heath Moth (Aglossophanes pachygramma)
This Photo:     🔍Female, dorsal🔎

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~8mm (head & body) & ~20mm wingspan
Males have mildly bipectinate antennae, females are filiform (thread like).
The hindwing can be plain or have paler lateral stripe matching the forewing. Of the few images available on-line, it appears the females have more of a hindwing stripe than males.
Over 10 years, the 7 sightings we've recorded (2 f & 5m) have all occurred within ~ one week: 21-28 March.

Copyright © 2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 21-Mar-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.