A Moth That Mimics A Leaf.

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This is Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa), and its is quite an extraordinary looking moth. Very distinctively shaped and patterned which make it resemble a withered leaf. It rests with its wings folded in an unusual fashion.

It is often seen during the day resting on walls, fences and foliage.

27 thoughts on “A Moth That Mimics A Leaf.

    1. Thank you, Belinda πŸ™‚ I hadn’t seen one for many years … probably over a decade … and there was this one sitting at the bottom of my shed door!

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    1. It was a lucky find …. a glance in the right direction as I walked the garden path on what has been a very grey and gloomy day here with skies overcast and temperatures lowering … so this one helped to brighten my day πŸ™‚

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  1. It’s pretty easy to overlook these as they blend in so well. I’ve never posted it so can’t share it but have come across a few bird dropping moths. I like a leaf mimic a little better. πŸ™‚ Nicely seen and captured, Pete.

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  2. A number of our smaller moth are very good at camouflaging themselves against leaves or bark. How they evolved in that way is an intriguing and wonderful thought.

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