Amelora synclera Turner, 1919
Divided-spot Cape-moth
NACOPHORINI,   ENNOMINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
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and
Stella Crossley

Amelora synclera
(Photo: courtesy of Joan Fearn, Moruya, New South Wales)

The adult moths of this species brown forewings, each with a pattern including short dark chestnut bar near the middle, and a submarginal serrated band. The hindwings are similar to the forewings but paler. The females have a wingspan of about 3 cms. The males have a wingspan of about 2.5 cms.

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

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.

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


    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. 305-306, No. 212.


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    (updated 29 June 2010, 2 May 2020)