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Location: Urban area near the Western Ghats, Kerala, South India

Date: Sometime in September, 2016

Climatic Conditions: Humid, frequent rains.

Brief description:

Head isn't prominent from the dorsal view. Wings outstretched even when at rest. Antennae largely concealed under the fore wings. Also it...um...does a pretty good impression of a leaf.


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It resembles Pelagodes antiquadraria, which belongs to the moth genus Pelagodes in the family Geometridae.

Pelagodes antiquadraria

Image Source: FlickRiver


Not a Moth, it's a Geometrid emerald butterfly.


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    $\begingroup$ But that picture looks quite different from the one above, especially the white lines and maybe the "feathery" edges of the wings. $\endgroup$
    – skymningen
    Commented Apr 20, 2017 at 8:49
  • $\begingroup$ Although it belongs to the family of Geometrid, its belongs to a moth genus $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 22, 2017 at 17:16

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