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Cleora Looper Moth

Cleora illustraria

Description:

Cleora illustraria, commonly known as "cleora looper moth", is a member of the geometer moth family Geometridae. This specimen had a wingspan of approx. 50 mm, and was quite pale when compared to other members of the species. Wings were lightly banded in this case, and had the characteristic scalloped wing margins. Obviously resting for the day, and drawn in by patio lights at night. Australian native species, but sub-species also found in PNG, Solomon Islands and Sulawesi.

Habitat:

Suburban backyard in Brisbane, Queensland.

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2 Comments

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 weeks ago

Thanks, Tukup. Yeah, it's an amazing family group. This one was very pale, but nicely contrasted against the dark background. The symmetry of geometrids is always quite captivating.

Tukup
Tukup 3 weeks ago

The symmetry in moths is amazing. It is so obvious on two-toned moths like this Thanks for sharing Neil.

Neil Ross
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Neil Ross

Spotted on May 8, 2020
Submitted on May 8, 2020

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