Smoke-spotted Cape-moth
Male, dorsal
Black-spotted Cape-moth
Male, dorsal
Smoke-spotted Cape-moth (Loweria capnosticta)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Ennominae Nacophorini)
Species: Smoke-spotted Cape-moth (Loweria capnosticta)
This Photo:     Female, dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
While it's not very obvious, Loweria sp have a square horn projecting out the front of it's head. This horn is often covered in hairy scales from above, and is best seen ventrally (if you are looking for it).

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.