A large (10 cm, 4 in long) leaflike moth. It is one of the largest known moths, with a 160 mm wingspan, rivaling australian Leto stacyi, with 180 mm. It's camouflage mimics perfectly the tone and color of dead leaves, making it almost impossible to be seen on the woods. When threatened it lifts the front legs like a spider does. Found on the wall of a house in the outskirts of a deep wood, probably attracted by the light.
As I couldn't find a portuguese common name for it, I kept a literal translation from the english name. Other info can be found at: http://bugguide.net/node/view/19714 http://www.boldsystems.org/index.ph/TaxB...
Lat: -25.52, Long: -48.86
Spotted on Jul 24, 2012
Submitted on Jul 24, 2012
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