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Leaf-Mimic Moth

This geometrid moth, like most moth species is active at night and roosts during the day. When disturbed it will move its wings slowly up and down, resembling a dead leaf swaying in a gentle breeze. This species has evolved to look and act like a dead leaf in order to avoid being eaten by other animals.

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