Variable Cape-moth
Female, ventral
Orange-spotted Cape-moth
S5, Male, dorsal
Orange-spotted Cape-moth (Amelora sp ES01)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Ennominae Nacophorini)
Species: Orange-spotted Cape-moth (Amelora sp ES01)
This Photo:     S4, Male, dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
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.

NB: none of the identifications on this web site have been determined scientifically (ie by dissection). They are based on visual clues, which can be very missleading with invertebrates.

Copyright © 2013-2024 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.