Friday, 29 April 2011

Night visitor

Had a visit last night from a White Stem Wattle Moth Chelepteryx chalepteryx (f) which attracted by the light landed on a window screen and stayed there so I could lay the screen down to get a few photos. It is one of the larger moths with a wingspan of about 10cm with very attractive markings and the hind wings which were unfortunately fairly well hidden have rusty red colour markings. It is found over Eastern Australia where its caterpillars feed on mainly on wattle species.

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