Dolabrossa amblopa (Guest, 1887)
Shaded Cape-moth
(previously known as Amelora amblopa)
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Cathy Young & Stella Crossley


(Photo: copyright Cathy Young)

These Caterpillars are brown with dark markings, and have sparse stiff black hairs.


(Photo: courtesy of Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Canada, taken in Tasmania)

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.


wing undersides
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)

The species is found in

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Edward Guest,
    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.

    Marilyn Hewish,
    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),
    Invertebrate Taxonomy,
    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.


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    (updated 18 June 2005, 7 June 2014, 23 February 2015)