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

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

The adult moths of this species vary from pale to dark grey or brown, often with a dark lightening zigzag line from wingtip to the middle of the inner margin, and/or a vague dark spot near the middle of each forewing. The hindwings are plain pale brown darkening toward the margins. The male moths have a wingspan of 2 cms. The female moths have a wingspan of 3 cms.

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

The species has been found in

  • Queensland,
  • 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.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian species of Boarmiadae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 58 (1947), p. 107, No. 89.


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    (written 17 December 2015)