Orange-ribbed Cape-moth
S1, Female, Partial Hindwings
Ellura
Ribbon Cape-moth
S3: Male, dorsal
 
                      
Orange-ribbed Cape-moth (Amelora ANIC17)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.

Copyright © 2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 31-Mar-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.