Monday, 3 March 2008

Just Beautiful


Just Beautiful
Milionia queenslandica Rothschild is one of two species of the genus known from Australia. Others occur in New Guinea. It is a member of the family Geometridae. This one occurs along the coast from Cooktown to Innisfail. It’s a stunner, presumably to worn birds that it is potentially toxic. It comes to lights regularly but is never abundant. Three or four individuals would be the average. As with so many of the moths from this region, I have never seen one during the daytime.

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