Wednesday, 14 October 2015

More from the family GEOMETRIDAE

 The first moth this week is reasonably common here. They can be quite spectacular if you ever happen to see one on a window with the light behind it.

 Crypsiphona ocultaria GEOMETRINAE GEOMETRIDAE


 

Family:- GEOMETRIDAE
Sub Family:- GEOMETRINAE
Genus:- Crypsiphona
Species:- ocultaria

The Larvae feed on the leaves of Eucalyptus.


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Parepisparis excusata OENOCHROMINAE GEOMETRIDAE



Family:- GEOMETRIDAE
Sub Family:- GEOMETRINAE
Genus:- Parepisparis
Species:- excusata

They are also said to feed on Eucalyptus leaves.


Parepisparis virgatus OENOCHROMINAE GEOMETRIDAE



Family:- GEOMETRIDAE
Sub Family:- GEOMETRINAE
Genus:- Parepisparis
Species:- virgatus



The unusual body position when at rest is typical of these moths and is said to help disguise its outline and make it less conspicuous among dead leaves.

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