Black-edged Geometrid
S3, Female, ventral
Ellura
Dry-country Line-moth
Female, profile
 
                      
Dry-country Line-moth (Dysbatus sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Ennominae Nacophorini)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Dry-country Line-moth (Dysbatus sp)
This Photo:     🔍Female, dorsal🔎

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

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~12mm long.
Bipectinate antennae, with the females having smaller pectinations than the males.
We thought this was Dysbatus singularis, but Axel said "This is an undescribed species, also common in NW Victoria"
Found one Female in Jan

Copyright © 2022-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 02-Jan-2022
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.