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Description

A beautiful gum leaf mimic moth about 65mm wingspan. Patterns on the wing resemble those of a dry and decomposing eucalyptus leaf as does the overall shape. The behaviour of the moth was even more leaf-like. Initially it was very high on a wall so I touched it with a long stick and instead of flying it simply fell like a leaf to the litter below. It initially landed on it's back revealing similar colours but with 2 darker grey areas near the centre of the wings. Even when touched it refused to attempt flight and would just flip over to lie still on top of the other leaves.

Date & Time

2014-04-07 01:09 PM [Melbourne]

Location

-37.896012 , 145.314356 : 133.973 m

Near Upper Ferntree Gully VIC 3156, Australia

Discussion




NS Observation No. 54DD47DBED2A8980F50002F1
Created 2015-02-13 11:39 AM (over 4 years ago)
Created By Mark Ridgway
Updated 2015-03-06 08:49 PM (about 4 years ago)
Updated By Mark Ridgway
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