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Red-lined Looper Moth

Crypsiphona ocultaria


Stated to have a wing span of 40mm, this grey moth was well camouflaged on this melaleuca tree bark. It had thin black wavy lines. Margins of both wings were fringed -more pronounced in the hind wings. Antennae were about half the length of the body. The underside is stated to be dramatically different to the upper side, with black and red patches.


Eucalyptus tree - the larvae feed on gum leaves. However, this moth was spotted resting on a melaleuca tree, merging well with the bark.


A geometrid moth

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

Thanks Luis

LuisStevens 7 years ago

Nice series Leuba!

Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Feb 4, 2013
Submitted on Feb 5, 2013

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