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a weird Australian moth
Fri, May 1, 2009 at 9:13 PM
Hi guys,
This is one of our more unusual moths, Pingasa cinerea (GEOMETRINAE , GEOMETRIDAE) in that it rests with its forewings uncoupled and pointed forward. At least it makes the ID fairly simple. Taken on the fixed glass pane of my back door, a welcome distraction from the house work.
aussietrev
Capricornia region, Queensland

Geometrid Moth

Geometrid Moth

Hi Trevor,
We can always count on you to send us fascinating images from Australia. In searching for a link with information on Pingasa, cinerea, we were pleased to see your photos posted on an Australian Lepidoptera website that mentions:  “Its claim to fame is its extraordinary resting posture, with forewings dislocated to point forward.”

Geometrid Moth

Geometrid Moth

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One Response to Geometrid Moth from Australia

  1. laura says:

    I love this photo..cool moth!

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