Broken-banded Cape-moth
S1, Male, dorsal
Ellura
Broken-banded Cape-moth
S18, Male, profile
 
      
Broken-banded Cape-moth (Loweria platydesma)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Geometer (:Geometridae Ennominae Nacophorini)
Species: Broken-banded Cape-moth (Loweria platydesma)
This Photo:     🔍S18, Male, dorsal🔎

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~9mm long & ~26mm wingspan. Males have bipectinate antennae, females have filiform antennae.
The facial horn shown here separates these from Amelora. It can be hard to see dorsally as it's often covered in scales. In profile it's still difficult as it's small & thin. But ventrally, it's much clearer.
We've photographed 18 specimens, with only 1 female, from early April to early June.

Similar Species: Banded Cape-moth (Amelora cf ANIC6)

Copyright © 2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 10-Apr-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.