Ribbon Cape-moth
S4: Male, ventral
Ellura
Banded Cape-moth
Male
 
    
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:     Female
Similar Species: Broken-banded Cape-moth

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
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 07-May-2013
This species is an Australian Native Species