Four-spot Cape-moth
S1, Male, dorsal
Four-spot Cape-moth
S1, 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:     S1, Male, profile
Synonym: Amelora milvaria

Thank you Ned Fisher for confirming and Axel Kallies for helping with the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Males have bipectinate (2 rowed) antennae, females have filiform.
The 2 lateral lines are made up of spots, that are joined with dark shading. Between the lines also tends to be a darker band. As the name suggests, there is a large central black spot on all four wings.

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This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.