Emeralds, Geometer Moths

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

Emeralds, Geometer Moths

Depending on the size of the leaf and the size of the mouth that bites it and how many bites it takes will affect the final snapshot view. The wings of this geometer moth show fresh bites lacking browned edges at the wingtip and an older ‘stained’ bite at the corner. Add a spray of sooty mould and some smaller leaf feeder radial scars and you have a design that will fool a predator more than 50% of the time

Dooabia lunifera transrufa Female Mt. Kinabalu National Park HQ Sabah Malaysia WS 39.0mm

 

 

 

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