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Palpita sp. moth A member of the pearl moth subfamily Spilomelinae.<br />
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Wingspan 50 mm Australia,Crambidae,Geotagged,Lepidoptera,Macro,Margaroniini,Moth,Palpita,Pearl moth,Spilomelinae,arthropod,insect,invertebrate,new south wales,spring Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Looks like a cousin:

    Large emerald pearl, Ranomafana, Madagascar Wikipedia mentions an interesting fact: the brown/orange edges on the wings are made up of special scales that disseminate a scent to attract mates. Africa,Geotagged,Large emerald pearl,LepiLED,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Ranomafana National Park,Stemorrhages sericea,Winter,World
    Posted 3 years ago, modified 3 years ago
    1. Most definitely! Posted 3 years ago
  2. The shimmer on the wings is beautiful! Posted 3 years ago
    1. It is Christine, but I think this is a little degraded. In years past I've seen far more turquoise shimmer on others. Posted 3 years ago
      1. Nice! Posted 3 years ago

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Uploaded Oct 5, 2019. Captured Sep 6, 2019 14:59 in 59 Merewether St, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/197s
  • ISO250
  • 100mm