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Red-spotted Delicate

Epicyme rubropunctaria


This geometrid moth appears to be one of the "Waves". It had a wing span of about 25 mm. Wings were a cream colour with a brown tinge and had faint wave-like patterns. The distinctive features on this moth were a broken ring of brown along the middle of the inner margin and brown speck in the middle of the inner border of the sub-marginal zone of the fore wings.


Spotted in a Nature Reserve with mixed native trees and plants.


My thanks to Peter Marriott again for the ID. He says "Usually this species has those reddish spots but sometimes can be quite plain". Quite a difficult one to idenitfy without expert help. They also look like this: and like this: Family: Geometridae Subfamily: Larentiinae

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Leuba Ridgway
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Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Dec 1, 2013
Submitted on Dec 5, 2013

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