Emeralds, Geometer Moths

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

Emeralds, Geometer Moths

This small Tribe within the giant Geometridae are highly distinctive for three obvious reasons; forewings usually held at rest covering hindwings; palps among the most slender and elongated in Lepidoptera; tarsal (feet) of foreleg are the most slender and elongated in Lepidoptera. As to an explanation of the evolutionary benefits conferred by such extreme modifications I am unaware of that conversation

Phthonoloba bracteola TBC Mesilau Mt. Kinabalu National Park Sabah Malaysia WL 18.0mm









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