Amelora demistis Guest, 1887
Pointed Cape-moth
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on

  • Parrot Pea ( Dillwynia ericifolia, FABACEAE ).

    The adult moths vary from grey to brown. They sometimes have a dark spot near the middle of each forewing,. and/or a fine zig-zag line along the edge of the forewing by the wingtip. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

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

    The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    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. 137, No. 10.

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 5,
    Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 12-13.


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    (written 18 December 2014)