Looper Moth
S2, Anterior, dark morph
Spider-mimicking Moth
S10, Fresh Male, dorsal
Looper Moth (Syneora AH06)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Ennominae Boarmiini)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Looper Moth (Syneora AH06)
This Photo:     S2, Profile, dark morph
Synonym: Middletonia

Thank you Axel Kallies for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
An undescribed species, but still included in the CSIRO database; the initials AH refer to Axel Hausmann.
Males have bi-pectinate antennae, females have filimorm.
Axel said "Clearly the same species, "Syneora" sp Ah06. However, I have no doubt that it is misplaced. I dont think it is even vaguely related to Syneora."

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This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.