Emeralds, Geometer Moths

There are many beautiful and intricate Geometer Moth species from SE Asia to Australia.
24
Sep

Emeralds, Geometer Moths

I discounted leaf camouflage immediately as white leaves are not common in rainforests. The most likely camouflage model is however abundant in the form of delicate white to cream bracket fungi. A specialised group of insects feed on these fruiting bodies and leave scars. The brackets themselves are relatively short-lived

Problepsis borneamagna Mesilau Mt. Kinabalu National Park HQ Sabah Malaysia WS 38.0mm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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