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Textured Emerald

Hypodoxa muscosaria


A typically delicate geometrid with a wingspan of about 40mm and displaying a strong green colour within a broken pattern of wavy lines and bands.


This one was attracted to a dull exterior light near midnight.
Luckily it landed in my hand for a while for a few (one-handed) photos.


Two found in the last few years and both much greener than other web images. The green might fade after eclosion so this might be a very 'fresh' specimen?
Do we get greener ones in this area?

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Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.90, Long: 145.31

Spotted on Feb 9, 2018
Submitted on Feb 10, 2018

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