Orange-ribbed Cape-moth
S1, Female, Partial Hindwings
Banded Cape-moth
S4, Female, dorsal
Orange-ribbed Cape-moth (Amelora ANIC17)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Ennominae Nacophorini)     iNaturalist Observation
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
1st Live Photo on-line:
~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.
Found 2 on consecutive nights (females) late Mar & early Apr. The 2nd laid eggs in the pot, which were a little over 0.5mm in diameter.

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