S1, Female, Partial Hindwings
S3: Male, dorsal
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta) iNaturalist Observation|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Geometer (:Geometridae Ennominae Nacophorini)|
|Species:||Orange-ribbed Cape-moth (Amelora ANIC17)|
|This Photo:||🔍S1, Female, ventral🔎|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~25mm wingspan & ~10mm long. Males have bipectinate antennae, females have filiform antennae.
This is figured on Bold as Amelora sp ANIC17
An undescribed, yet known about, moth. All the mainland amelora need work and this may finish up under another genera when it's eventually described.
We have photographed 2 of these on consecutive night, both females; in late March & early April. The 2nd laid eggs in the pot which were a little over 0.5mm in diameter.