Amelora idiomorpha Lower, 1893
Crescent Cape-moth
NACOPHORINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Amelora idiomorpha
female
(Photo: courtesy of M. Halsey, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)

The adult moths of this species are brown. with a curved jagged pale-edged black line across each forewing. The hindwings plain pale brown. The wingspan of the males is about 2 cms. The wingspan of the females is about 3 cms.

Amelora idiomorpha
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in:

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

    Amelora idiomorpha
    underside
    (Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)


    Further Reading

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 5,
    Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 10-11.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 17 (1893), p. 161.


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    (written 18 December 2015, updated 5 March 2021)