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  1. That's incredible! Posted one month ago
    1. :D Beautiful mimicry, indeed. Thanks, Christine! Posted one month ago
  2. Camouflage can’t get any better. Posted one month ago
    1. :D Indeed! Thanks so much, Ernst! Posted one month ago

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''Biston strataria'', the oak beauty, is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is native to Europe, the Balkan countries and the Black Sea region as far as Asia Minor and the Caucasus. The species was first described by Johann Siegfried Hufnagel in 1767. ''B. strataria'' is found in a variety of habitats, but is mostly found in woodlands where it rests on the bark of trees, camouflaged by its mottled black and grey wings. The male has feather-like antennae while those of the female are more thread-like... more

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Species identified by RMFelix
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Uploaded Nov 4, 2021. Captured Apr 19, 2021 12:06.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/11.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO2000
  • 195mm