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Geometrid catterpillar on Allocasuarina Even with it in hand I wasn&#039;t sure whether this was a &#039;leaf&#039; or something else. <br />
Nice camouflage on Allocasuarina verticillata.  Australia,Geotagged,Phelotis cognata,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Geometrid catterpillar on Allocasuarina

Even with it in hand I wasn't sure whether this was a 'leaf' or something else.
Nice camouflage on Allocasuarina verticillata.

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  1. Awesome camouflage, and it's amazing that you spotted it! Posted one year ago

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''Phelotis cognata'' is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is found in Australia. The wingspan is about 26 mm for males and about 30 mm for females. The larvae feed on Exocarpus species, but is thought that it has other foodplants too.

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

Attribution Non-Commercial
Uploaded Jan 31, 2019. Captured Jan 29, 2019 12:48 in 1420 Ferntree Gully Rd, Scoresby VIC 3179, Australia.
  • Canon IXUS 285 HS
  • f/10.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO200
  • 4.5mm