Four-spot Cape-moth
S3, Brown Female, Partial Hindwings
Four-spot Cape-moth
S5, Red Male, anterior
Four-spot Cape-moth (Androchela milvaria)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Ennominae Nacophorini)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Four-spot Cape-moth (Androchela milvaria)
This Photo:     S5, Red Male, Partial Hindwings
Synonym: Amelora milvaria

Thank you Ned Fisher for confirming the id of this species for us

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 © 2018-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 17-Apr-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.