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White Moth on Leaf

White Moth on Leaf

geometrid moth on a eucalyptus leaf
Moth's unsuccessful attempt at camouflage
Photographer - John Broomfield
Source - Museum Victoria

Many moths are found in the forest but most of the adults are nocturnal, resting during the day on bark, under foliage and amongst ground litter.

This geometrid moth or 'looper' is an example of one of the many species in this group that often have cryptic colouration, making them difficult to distinguish from their background.

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