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Geometrid Moth

Bracca matutinata

Description:

The adult moth of this species is noteworthy for its size, being rather large for a Geometrid. It has a wingspan of about 6 cms. It is buff coloured, with a pattern of yellow and black dots.

Habitat:

It occurs from Mackay in Queensland to Sydney in New South Wales.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Geometrid moth
Bracca matutinata Bracca matutinata
Geometrid moth
Bracca rotundata Bracca rotundata


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27 Comments (1–25)

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 7 years ago

Thanks Dan & Jason :)

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 7 years ago

Pretty moth! :)

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

Awesome!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Thanks Jellis :)

Jellis
Jellis 8 years ago

I agree with NuwanChathuranga on the Bracca matutinata. If you look at the back for the Gray Face, it's the same as well as the edges on the wings.

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Thank you Karen, arlanda & harsuame :)

harsuame
harsuame 8 years ago

Hermosa estampa::

arlanda
arlanda 8 years ago

beautiful!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Wow! What a beauty!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

You are most welcome Tom! It was a great weekend of spotting :)

TomElliott
TomElliott 8 years ago

WOW! I want to go bug shooting with you!! FANTASTIC MOTH!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Thank you for all your lovely comments. I agree, he's beautiful!

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 8 years ago

Simply amazing!!!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Stunning!

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 8 years ago

Wow, what a moth!!! :-)

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Thanks MacC :)

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 8 years ago

Nice spotting Leanne

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Photo added.

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Thank you Adarsha :)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Nice spotting!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Yes Nuwan, that's it. Thank you for the correction :)

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

sorry Leanne, i think it's more likely Bracca matutinata :-)

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Wonderful! Thank you Nuwan for finding an ID :)

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

I agree YukoChartraw. It's beautiful :) Thanks.

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Amazing beauty! The color is just unbelievable!

LeanneGardner
Spotted by
LeanneGardner

Eungella, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Dec 30, 2012
Submitted on Dec 31, 2012

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