Loweria stenoscia (Lower, 1915)
Fine-lined Cape-moth
(formerly known as Amelora stenoscia)
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Loweria stenoscia
female
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)

The adult moths have pale brown wings, with two narrow jagged dark brown lines across each forewing which are crossed short maroon lines at the crossings of each of the major veins. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

Loweria stenoscia
(Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith, Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)

The species has been found in:

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


    Further reading :

    Marilyn Hewish,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 5 - Satin Moths and Allies - GEOMETROIDEA (A),
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2014, pp. 8-9.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    The Lepidoptera of Broken Hill, New South Wales, Pt I,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 39 (1915), pp. 382-383, No. 211.


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    (written 9 January 2016, updated 18 April 2017)