Peaked Cape-moth
S6, dorsal
Peaked Cape-moth
S2, Crest
Peaked Cape-moth (Amelora cf ceraunia)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, Antenna

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.

Similar Species: Ribbon Cape-moth (Amelora belemnophora)

Copyright © 2016-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 28-May-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.