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An amazing moth that looks like a gum leaf. I have not seen anything like it before.
Hi Anne.. the name you have is for the 'Grey twisted moth' where this one is the 'Bright twisted moth'
What an interesting moth and interesting information - thanks !
Excellent find AnneW.
Hi Martin, thank you for the ID! It's really interesting to learn more about it. It was the first time I've seen a twisted moth, in fact my brothers saw it and called me to photograph it. Ever since they saw a big emperor gum moth, they've become great moth spotters! :)
Hello AnneWThis is a twisted Moth. I've seen one before. They typically hold their body at an angle off centre. Presumably non symmetry is useful to help them look more like a random dead gumleaf and not a tasty meal.Moths of Australia. Melb Uni Press. I.F.B.Common Pg.123 Fig1.BTW What a superb photograph!
Ha ha! You have a great vision Alice!
Wow that Moth looks like a child cut him out!
Spotted on Nov 1, 2011 Submitted on Nov 5, 2011
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