Emeralds, Geometer Moths

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

Emeralds, Geometer Moths

Some dead leaves breakdown in a chemical cascade. Green of chlorophyll breaks down revealing underlying red to yellow carotenoids and anthocyanins. These relatively stable pigments breakdown into browns generally, though sometimes a dull purplish-blue is possible. Hypothetically when the leaf was green it was bitten by a caterpillar at the tip, sliced by leaf monkey at the side and colonised by a lichen

Timandromorpha energes Mt. Kinabalu National Park HQ Sabah Malaysia WS 53.0mm











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