S1: Female, dorsal
S3: Female, Hindwings
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Geometer (:Geometroidea Geometridae)|
|Species:||Cape-moth (Amelora sp)|
|This Photo:||S2: Female, faded, dorsal|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
Common names with moths can often be important descriptors. Here we thought this was Pointed Cape-moth (Amelora demistis). However, the wings aren't pointed, ruling that species out.
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.
Also note, NONE of the identifications on this web site have been determined scientifically/disection. They are purely based on visual clues, which can be very missleading with invertebrates.