(previously known as Amelora amblopa)
NACOPHORINI, ENNOMINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
Cathy Byrne & Stella Crossley
(Photo: copyright Cathy Byrne)
These Caterpillars are brown with dark markings, and have sparse stiff black hairs.
The adult moths are brown, with a dotted submarginal line on each wing. The undersides of each hindwing have a dark spot near the middle, which can be seen vaguely through from the upper surface. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species is found in
Further reading :
A classified list of Geometrina found around Balhannah, with notes on species,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 9 (1887), p. 138.
Moths of Victoria: Part 5 - Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 12-13.
Peter B. McQuillan,
The Tasmanian Geometrid Moths Associated with the Genus Amelora auctorum (Lepidoptera : Geometridae : Ennomina),
Volume 10, Issue 3, 1996, pp. 433-506.
Catherine J. Young,
Characterisation of the Australian Nacophorini and a Phylogeny for the Geometridae from Molecular and Morphological Data,
Ph.D. thesis, University of Tasmania, 2003.
(updated 18 June 2005, 7 June 2014, 23 February 2015, 7 March 2021)