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Grey twisted moth

Circopetes obtusata


This moth always rests with the abdomen bent to one side or the other. About 60mm wingspan; slight scalloping along the outer forewing margins; varied grey and brown patches and dull bands; recurved forewing margin near the tips.


This specimen was attracted to a dull outside light near midnight.
Outer urban area.


A different genus (Parepisparis) is known as the 'Bright twisted moth' but does the same thing with it's abdomen. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/940...
Typical geometrid catties have only two prolegs and move with a looping action. They feed on eucalyptus.

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Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.90, Long: 145.31

Spotted on Nov 6, 2017
Submitted on Nov 7, 2017

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