17 February 2007

Heteronympha mirifica - Wonder Brown

Isn't she pretty? I know we don't often associate these colours, browns and fawns, with prettiness rather thinking them drab; but I think she is pretty, dainty, soft and feminine. Or maybe I am just in soft mood because she sat so prettily for my photograph.

And her disguise is so cunning, her whole bottom half looks like a crinkled up brown leaf. Not too good for invisibility on a green grass stem but great on the branches of trees, or in amongst Gahnia clarkei, one of her caterpillars' food sources.

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