Friday, February 28, 2014

just hanging on there

Decided to take some quick shots of a bit of local wildlife.  Here is a moth casing hanging by a bare silk thread.  Perhaps it belongs to an emperor gum moth.

It was the two light coloured leaves chosen to 'aid' the camouflage that gave it away.  They are the wrong shade for the tree bark and its own leaves and must have blown by from a garden several houses away.  The casing is attached at only one point on a fine silk thread.  The casing gets caught in the wind blowing around the tree.

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