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Australian Cranberry Moth An attractive small moth with pale green wings spanning to about 25 mm. Wings showed faint narrow white wiggly lines. Each fore wing had a dark spot near the costal margin. Costa were a pale brown.<br />
Spotted under bright lights near a suburban garden, on a warm night.<br />
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 Australia,Geotagged,Poecilasthena pulchraria,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Australian Cranberry Moth

An attractive small moth with pale green wings spanning to about 25 mm. Wings showed faint narrow white wiggly lines. Each fore wing had a dark spot near the costal margin. Costa were a pale brown.
Spotted under bright lights near a suburban garden, on a warm night.

    comments (2)

  1. Impressive job on identifying it! Posted 9 months ago
  2. Thanks Ferdie. It's the pale green colour that made it a little easy.
    Posted 9 months ago

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''Poecilasthena pulchraria'' is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is found in Australia and New Zealand.

The green looping caterpillars feed on the flowers, developing fruits and older foliage of ''Astroloma'' species in Australia and on ''Leucopogon fasciculatus'' in New Zealand. They are green or brown marked with purplish brown and a broken white or cream lateral line.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Leuba Ridgway
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By Leuba Ridgway

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Uploaded Mar 18, 2017. Captured Mar 16, 2017 00:17 in 13 Rose St, Upper Ferntree Gully VIC 3156, Australia.
  • SZ-10
  • f/10.4
  • 10/800s
  • ISO100
  • 7.64mm