Friday, 16 March 2012

Attracted by the light

Today I was not expecting to have anything to post, as I didn't get a chance to go out with the camera, however tonight the light in the bathroom brought a moth for visit.

The  butterfly house website enabled me to identify it as one of the Hawk moth family, SPHINGIDAE
Coequosa australasiae. It is quite a large moth with a wingspan of around 12cm and the caterpillars main food source are in the eucalyptus family.



  1. Hi Ian
    Lovely Hawk Moth.
    I have not seen that sp. but another Blogger, Joy, has reported it recently.

  2. What a beautiful moth Ian and lovely photos. I've caught a couple of species of Hawk Moth in my moth trap and they are stunning moths whatever the species.