Amelora nebulosa McQuillan, 1996
Cloudy Cape-moth
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Cathy Young & Stella Crossley

Amelora nebulosa
(Photo: copyright Cathy Young)

The adult moths of this species are pale brown with a scattering of darker specks and spots.

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

The moths have a wingspan of about 3.5 cms.

Amelora nebulosa
eggs magnified
(Photo: copyright Cathy Young)

The eggs are ridged and spherical and white, with a diameter of about 0.5 mm. They turn red as they approach hatching.

Amelora nebulosa
wing undersides
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)

The species is found in open eucalypt woodland in:

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


    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, Issue 3, 1996, pp. 433-506.

    Peter B. McQuillan,
    An overview of the Tasmanian geometrid moth fauna (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) and its conservation status,
    Journal of Insect Conservation,
    Volume 8 (2004), Parts 2-3, pp. 209-220.

    Cathy Young,
    Characterisation of the Australian Nacophorini and a Phylogeny for the Geometridae from Molecular and Morphological Data,
    Ph.D. thesis, University of Tasmania, 2003.


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    (updated 10 July 2010, 16 September 2013, 7 June 2014, 19 December 2015)