Monday, 25 July 2011

Out of line

Found this moth on one of the verandah posts and noticed the contrast between its wavy lines and the straight lines on the post. It is a very dark moth which I have added some brightness to the photo otherwise it was very difficult to see. My best guess at identification is that it is one of the GEOMETRIDAE family, species Melanodes anthracitaria, which seems an appropriate name based on the almost charcoal colour.


  1. Thats a great moth Ian and I loved the beautiful orchids in the previous post.

  2. The moth was a bit worse for wear but pleased to get the photo and be able to identify, We look forward to our orchids coming into flower each season and we have another two species in bud at present so more to come.

  3. I look forward to seeing more orchid photos then Ian