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    Default Well camouflaged

    If not for the fact that we startled this moth and it flew to perch on the tree trunk, we would not have noticed it. Very well camouflaged on the tree. It's a rather large moth with a wingspan of about 8cm.

    The 2nd shot shows a close-up of its head and the patterns on its wings.

    Will have to wait for Roger's help to ID it.
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    this is how hard it was to see it :P
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    Great camo, even beats SAF's latest camo uniforms!
    Cool looking moth, it looks like its even curved, just like the circumference of the tree
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    looks like tiger hide!
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    Amblychia hymenaria
    Geometridae, Ennominae

    Moths of Borneo 10: 206, plate 12

    cheers, Roger.
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    Thanks Roger!
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