Peaked Cape-moth
S5, dorsal
Peaked Cape-moth
S1, Antenna
Peaked Cape-moth (Amelora cf ceraunia)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Ennominae Nacophorini)
Species: Peaked Cape-moth (Amelora cf ceraunia)
This Photo:     S6, dorsal

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
This is the closest to A. belemnophora, with more black streaks; however it doesn't have the black line around the wing margins, yet it has the lateral scales intact so not worn. Still not sure though.
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Head & body ~12mm, wingspan ~25mm.
Very similar to Ribbon Cape-moth (both the forewing lines & DNA on Bold). These also have a crest which isn't normal for Amelora.
It's possible these are just pale Ribbon Cape-moths, but they do seem to have a discal spot; hence our presumption they are different.

Similar Species: Ribbon Cape-moth (Amelora belemnophora)

Copyright © 2018-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 06-Jun-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.