The Wattle Bizarre Looper moth
The mature caterpillars of the Wattle Bizarre Looper moth (top photo), Anisozyga pieroides (Geometridae), look extraordinary, having a flange each side of each segment. They are brown, and resemble the ragged edge of a partially eaten leaf. The young caterpillars have no flanges, but attach frass and other debris to their backs symmetrically, like the flanges they are going to develop.
The adult males and females look very different. The males is green, with a white pattern (middle photo), and the female is green with brown borders (bottom photo). This species is synonym to Eucyclodes pieroides, and can be found in the northern half of Australia.
This is pretty much the perfect camouflage. The Buff-tip moth (Phalera bucephala) avoids predators by disguising itself as a broken stick when at rest.
made a friend today
Anxiety makes me feel like I’m full of moths. When you get excited for something, you get happy little butterflies, but the internal fluttering of anxiety is frantic and terrible. It’s in your stomach, making you sick. It’s in your throat, making it hard to breathe. It’s in your head, making it impossible to focus.
finally! my moth reaction gif compilation
from now on i will only express feels in moth gifs
edit (not mine):
I scrolled too fast and thought the second to last one was playing a purple harmonica…
If you’d like to learn more about this adorable little fuzzy moth, including watching it a look at a much scarier pose, head over to Nash Turley’s blog.