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An amazing moth that looks like a gum leaf. I have not seen anything like it before.
What an interesting moth and interesting information - thanks !
Excellent find AnneW.
Hi Martin, thank you for the ID! It's really interesting to learn more about it. It was the first time I've seen a twisted moth, in fact my brothers saw it and called me to photograph it. Ever since they saw a big emperor gum moth, they've become great moth spotters! :)
Hello AnneWThis is a twisted Moth. I've seen one before. They typically hold their body at an angle off centre. Presumably non symmetry is useful to help them look more like a random dead gumleaf and not a tasty meal.Moths of Australia. Melb Uni Press. I.F.B.Common Pg.123 Fig1.BTW What a superb photograph!
Ha ha! You have a great vision Alice!
Wow that Moth looks like a child cut him out!
Lat: -37.76, Long: 145.35
Spotted on Nov 1, 2011 Submitted on Nov 5, 2011
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