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

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

The adult moths of this species have pale brown wings, with a dark smudge or ring of dark dots near the middle of each wing. The each wing also has a fine dark zig-zag line along the margin. The forewings each have a submarginal arc of dark dots. The moths have a wingspan of 3 cms.

Amelora zophopasta
undersides of wings
(Photo: courtesy of E. Friedrich, Moths of Victoria: Part 5)

The species has been found in

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


    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. 301-302, No. 204.


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    (written 18 December 2015)