|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Geometer (:Geometridae Ennominae Nacophorini)|
|Species:||Peaked Cape-moth (Amelora cf ceraunia)|
|This Photo:||S1: dorsal|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Head & body ~12mm, wingspan ~25mm.
Very similar to Ribbon Cape-moth (both the forewing lines & DNA on Bold). These also have a crest which isn't normal for Amelora.
It's possible these are just pale Ribbon Cape-moths, but they do seem to have a discal spot; hence our presumption they are different.
We have found 6 specimens, all males, between mid May & early June.
Similar Species: Ribbon Cape-moth (Amelora belemnophora)