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Emerald Geometrid moth

Prasinocyma semicrocea


Pale green wings with red-orange margins and marked venation; 20mm wide;


Resting on glass at night. Open eucalyptus forest to suburbia.


Prasinocyma semicrocea seems most likely... upper view would be here

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Changed ID - sorry all but we learn all the time.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Thanks martin. I must clean our kitchen window.

MartinL 8 years ago

A very clear nighttime shot argybee. Whenever you find an emerald moth, you've got to show it off. They're little gems.

MaryEvans2 8 years ago

Wonderful spotting and photo

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Thanks Ashish. Spot on sir. Sorry I didn't have the dorsal view.

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago


Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Lovely Emerald Moth.. and nicely captured down side.

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Feb 28, 2012
Submitted on Feb 28, 2012

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