Four-spot Cape-moth
S8, Brown Male: anterior
Ellura
Four-spot Cape-moth
S2, Brown Male: Partial Hindwings
 
                      
Four-spot Cape-moth (Androchela milvaria)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Ennominae Nacophorini)
Species: Four-spot Cape-moth (Androchela milvaria)
This Photo:     🔍S1, Brown Female: Partial Hindwings🔎
Synonym: Amelora milvaria

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~11 to ~16mm long & wingspan ~21 to ~28mm.
Males have bipectinate (2 rowed) antennae, females have filiform.
Their colour can vary from brown to red
The 2 lateral lines are made up of spots, that can be joined with dark shading. Between the lines can be the same colour as the rest of the wings or a darker band. Often each of the trailing spots are shadowed by a light spot. As the name suggests, there is supposed to be a large central black spot on all four wings, however, this can be quite small. Incredibly variable.
We found 10 specimens (2 Female, 8 Male) in April & May.

Copyright © 2013-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 07-May-2013
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.