Amelora anepiscepta Turner, 1947
Reddish Cape-moth
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Amelora anepiscepta
female
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)

The adult moths of this species vary from grey to reddish-brown. They have a vague incomplete serrated submarginal line on each wing, and two dark dots on each forewing. The hindwings are paler than the forewings. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

Amelora anepiscepta
male
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, 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. 107, No. 90.


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    (written 17 December 2015)