cabbage tree moth

haven’t done much identifying lately but here we go again. thanks to my flat mate who’s kept her eye on this one. i thought it was a leaf this whole time but it’s meant to be pretty good at camouflage so i don’t feel too bad about being inattentive. this is epiphryne verriculata of the geometrids otherwise known as the cabbage tree moth and is another native. not even two metres from this moth photographed above are several cabbage trees scientifically known as cordyline australis. the stripes on its wings match up with the lines in the dead leaves and its bubbas feed on the young leaves.

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