S2, Female, hindwings
S3: Male, dorsal
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Geometer (:Geometridae Ennominae Nacophorini) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Banded Cape-moth (Amelora ANIC6)|
|This Photo:||🔍S4, Female, anterior🔎|
Thank you Axel Kallies for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~28mm wingspan & ~10mm long. Males have bipectinate antennae, females have filiform antennae.
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.
We have photographed 6 of these with only 1 male, the other 5 females; in April & May.
Similar Species: Broken-banded Cape-moth (Loweria platydesma)