Banded Cape-moth
Female
Ellura
Peaked Cape-moth
S1: dorsal
 
    
Banded Cape-moth (Amelora cf ANIC6)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Ennominae Nacophorini)
Species: Banded Cape-moth (Amelora cf ANIC6)
This Photo:     Male
Similar Species: Broken-banded Cape-moth

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
This is figured on Bold as Amelora ANIC6
This is very similar to Rusty-banded Cape-moth (Amelora mesocapna), but notice the wing tips are rounded here. With A. mesocapna the wing tips are more pointed.

With many of the Amelora genera, there are very similar species with cross over in appearance. Plus they have not been described on the mainland. Other gerera are also very similar and worth looking at; Androchela, Furcatrox & Loweria (which in time will all be presented in this web-site). As such, many of the names here use "cf" to indicate it "looks like" but can't be sure of it's labelled identity.

Copyright © 2013- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 06-May-2013
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.