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This moth is only pretending to be dead. She has evolved to resemble a dead gum leaf in behaviour as well as appearance. About 50mm wingspan.
In a local nature reserve adjoining a national park.
This specimen has very pale markings compared to some and difficult to identify but the underwing shots are more indicative. Pic #3 under daylight plus flash. The larvae feed on Bracken - Pteridium esculentum
Spotted on Apr 27, 2014
Submitted on Apr 27, 2014