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Bark Geometrid Moth

Pingasa ruginaria


Pingasa ruginaria, a moth species that is evolved to camouflage itself on tree barks. It's wings have colors of lichens and tree barks. Medium-sized, wingspan about 3cm. Not a rare species, healthy population.


Trees (possibly pine trees) of Kundasang highlands, Sabah, Malaysia.


Even though they can camouflage themselves from predators in the day time, they are prone to danger as night falls. They are hunted by bats at night, the time when they are active. >>>Map accuracy : 15m diameter.

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1 Comment

MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

Great macro!!

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Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Dec 11, 2009
Submitted on Jul 5, 2012

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