Streaked Heath Moth
S1, Male, dorsal
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Geometer (:Geometridae Oenochrominae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Streaked Heath Moth (Aglossophanes pachygramma)|
|This Photo:||🔍Female, ventral🔎|
Thank you Matt Campbell & 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 Live Photo on-line:
~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.