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November 29th, 2014

Macrocilix maia [Nov. 29th, 2014|12:10 pm]
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Macrocilix maia (1)

Macrocilix maia is a Drepanid moth found from India to Japan, and a number of islands in the Indonesian archipelago. As a caterpillar, it feeds on Chinese Cork Oak. But it's real claim to fame is it's mimicry of a splash of bird dropping. Complete with smell, and attendant flies. Paul's photo includes one of the actual flies it's mimicking - it's a astonishingly good job.
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