We found a rosy maple moth on our window this evening! He’s sooo freakin’ cute! #moth #RosyMapleMoth #science #insects #neatbugs
This is pretty much the perfect camouflage. The Buff-tip moth (Phalera bucephala) avoids predators by disguising itself as a broken stick when at rest.
The Wattle Bizarre Looper moth
The mature caterpillars of the Wattle Bizarre Looper moth (top photo), Anisozyga pieroides (Geometridae), look extraordinary, having a flange each side of each segment. They are brown, and resemble the ragged edge of a partially eaten leaf. The young caterpillars have no flanges, but attach frass and other debris to their backs symmetrically, like the flanges they are going to develop.
The adult males and females look very different. The males is green, with a white pattern (middle photo), and the female is green with brown borders (bottom photo). This species is synonym to Eucyclodes pieroides, and can be found in the northern half of Australia.
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Look at this lil fairy, I like him or her. U shall be the reason I smile today moth friend
Took a picture of this fuzzy little fella while waiting for pancakes to be delivered to my house.