Varied Wave Moth
S2: Dorsal, ~25mm wingspan
Ellura
Varied Wave Moth
S1: Ventral
 
      
Varied Wave Moth (Scopula optivata)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Sterrhinae)
Species: Varied Wave Moth (Scopula optivata)
This Photo:     S1: Dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
These seem quite fragile. Of the 3 specimens we've photographed, all have had damaged wings. The specimen here was the worst, but also the only one we captured to get the size & ventral detail.

Similar Species: Wavy Noctuid (Ericeia subsignata)

Copyright © 2017-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 23-Mar-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.