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Red-spotted delicate

Epicyme rubropunctaria

Description:

A beautiful salmon colored geometrid moth with two grey patches on each fore-wing. Both wings had delicate grey wavy patterns. wing span about 25mm.

Habitat:

Spotted near eucalyptus trees. Distribution in Australia http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:b...

Notes:

Now, who'd burn holes in the wings with a cigarette butt ?! - a dramatically beautiful geometrid from subfamily Larentiinae Other photos of this species: http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au... http://www.flickr.com/photos/dhobern/298...

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3 Comments

StephenSolomons
StephenSolomons 8 years ago

I thought cigarette burns as well. Beautiful

ShannaB
ShannaB 8 years ago

Oh wow, it DOES look like it's been burned with a cigarette butt!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Who would do such a thing!!? Amazing geometrid.

Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Feb 24, 2013
Submitted on Feb 25, 2013

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