Amelora polychroa Lower, 1907
Blotched Cape-moth
NACOPHORINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species are brown with dark blotches on each forewing. The hindwings are pale brown with a few blotches around the margins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

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

The species has been found in:

  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western 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, with synonymic notes No. XXIV,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 31 (1907), p. 171.


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    (written 16 January 2017)