Androchela camptodes Turner, 1919
Hooked Cape-moth
(formerly known as Amelora camptodes)
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Androchela camptodes
male
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)

The adult moths have brown wings, with very broad band with irregular edges across each forewing, and a vague dark spot near the middle of each wing. The forewings have angled margins and slightly hooked wingtips. The moths have a wingspan of 3 cms.

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    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, Number 3 (1996), pp. 433-506.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera VI (Third instalment),
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 44 (1919), pp. 304-305, No. 210.


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    (written 18 December 2015)