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Black Geometrid Moth -2

Melanodes anthracitaria


This is the black and yellow form of the moth. In this form, symmetrically placed transverse bands of pale yellow disrupt the sooty overall appearance giving it an attractive lacy look.


Seen under bright lights along with the black form - suburban garden.


Larvae feed on young gum leaves. Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Ennominae

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Bernadette S
Bernadette S a year ago

Just beautiful!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa a year ago

That Leuba I feel is a great Geometrid spotting!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. a year ago

Stunning detail on this moth!

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.90, Long: 145.31

Spotted on Jan 10, 2018
Submitted on Jan 11, 2018

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