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Tiny Emerald - Maxates centrophylla Another unusual but welcome night time gem drawn to our lights near midnight.<br />
Wingspan about 20mm.<br />
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Tiny Emerald - Maxates centrophylla

Another unusual but welcome night time gem drawn to our lights near midnight.
Wingspan about 20mm.
(Cameraa date and time is fast by about 3 days)

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  1. I never tire of seeing emerald moths! <3 They are just so delicate and lovely! Posted 2 years ago

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''Maxates centrophylla'' is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is known from Australia, including Tasmania.

Adults are pale brown with dark speckles forming indistinct zig-zag lines. There is a dark spot near the centre of the wings. The forewings each have a pointed apex and a recurved margin. The hindwing margins are angled.

The larvae have been recorded feeding on ''Aotus ericoides''.

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

Attribution Non-Commercial
Uploaded Dec 12, 2017. Captured Nov 24, 2017 22:26 in 1-3 Victoria Ridge, Upper Ferntree Gully VIC 3156, Australia.
  • Canon IXUS 285 HS
  • f/11.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO400
  • 5.545mm