Amelora oncerodes Turner, 1919
Rounded Cape-moth
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species are pale grey or brown with a submarginal arc of dark spots on each wing.

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

The moths have a wingspan of about 4 cms.

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

The species is 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,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera VI (Third instalment),
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 44 (1919), pp. 302-303, No. 206.


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    (written 19 December 2015)