Amelora syscia (Turner, 1919)
Smudged Cape-moth
(formerly known as Encryphodes syscia)
NACOPHORINI ,   ENNOMINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have brown wings, with dark smudged streaks on each forewing. The hindwings a pale brown. The moths have a wingspan of 2.5 cms.

The species has been found in

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


    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), p. 385, No 227.


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    (written 18 December 2015)