Pale Crest-moth
Female, ventral
Maroon-spot Cape-moth
Pale Crest-moth (Fisera phricotypa)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Ennominae Nacophorini)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Pale Crest-moth (Fisera phricotypa)
This Photo:     🔍Male, ventral🔎

Thank you Ned Fisher for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~15mm long, ~45mm wingspan. Males have bipectinate anetennae, females have filiform antennae.
Note the black line on the edge of the thoracic crest. Not all have the dark zig-zag line on the forewings.
We photographed 1 Male & 1 Female in April.

Copyright © 2021-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 13-Apr-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.