In this case, the story is a possible False Crocus Geometer. I say possible because the Genus Xanthotype is a very confusing one with several species that can only be confidently identified by the delicate term…genitallic dissection. I am happy just calling mine a Xanthotype spp. There are many insects whose IDs require such close scrutiny, but it isn’t anything we photographers need to undertake.
I was fortunate to find this moth on a tall dried grass stalk with nothing around it which made the top and bottom views possible. I hope you enjoy these.
This individual was just starting to fade a bit, but the fantastic symmetry of the upper view is still able to be fully appreciated. For some reason the underside is not a mirror image like the upper.