Amelora acontistica Turner, 1947
Chevron Looper Moth
NACOPHORINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Amelora acontistica
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths of this species are greyish-brown. Each forewing has a deeply serrated dark submarginal line and a vague dark spot in the middle. The hindwings are greyish-brown, each with a shadow of a serrated submarginal band, and a vague dark spot in the middle. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further Reading

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 5,
    Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 8-9.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian species of Boarmiadae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 58 (1947), p. 103, No. 78.


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    (written 28 April 2020)