Amelora catacris Meyrick, 1892
Alpine Cape-moth
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Amelora catacris
male
(Photo: courtesy of E. Friedrich, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)

The adult moths of this species are brown. They have black and white zigzag submarginal line on each forewing, and some vague dark spots on each wing. The hindwings are paler than the forewings. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

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

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. 10-11.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XVI: Tineidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 6, Part 4 (1892), p. 650, No. 81.


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    (written 17 December 2015)