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Cleora Looper Moth

Cleora illustraria


Possibly Granny's Cloak Moth (Speiredonia spectans), but I hesitate because it hasn't got the large 'eye' spots on it's forewings. It's a medium-size moth with scalloped patterns. From a distance it looks like a normal dark brown moth, but up close it has a delicate pattern and some translucent colour, but definitely not as colourful as other S. spectans specimens I've seen.


On my screen door.


Here's my other Looper Moth spotting for comparison. In this case it's the Bizarre Looper:

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Cleora Looper Moth
Cleora illustraria Cleora Looper Moth - Cleora illustraria

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Neil Ross
Neil Ross 5 years ago

That's the one, Mark. Cheers. I looked at the Loopers but missed this one. It was the shape of the wing that took me back to look at my Bizarre Looper spotting, but the lack of wing transparency threw me. Thanks for the link. Looks like my little moth has been two-timing me and hanging around someone else' door as well.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Lat: -27.51, Long: 153.02

Spotted on Nov 1, 2013
Submitted on Nov 1, 2013

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