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

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

The adult moths of this species have white wings with flat brown lines along the veins. The male moths are generally smaller than the females and havea wingspan of about 2.8 cms. The female moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.

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

The species has been found in heathland above 600m in

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    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.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera VI (Third instalment),
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 44 (1919), p. 308, No. 221.


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    (written 19 December 2015)