Saturday, 19 July 2014

A moth my first post for some time.

Back home after having a most enjoyable holiday touring around England and Scotland visiting castles, ruins,cathedrals, museums and taking in the scenery. Intended doing a blog on the trip but found the ipad not particularly friendly and usually out of time as we crammed so much into each day.
Since getting back organising and editing photos has been taking up most of my spare time and not taking many photos. We are experiencing the coldest winter for some years and the wildlife is on the scarce side as they are taking shelter from the bitter winds.
Today I found a moth clinging to the flyscreen door and it was one not seen before so a photo was required.
Identified as belonging to the ARCTIINAE family Nyctemera secundiana a species which is often seen flying in daylight. Found in NSW and Qld. and the larvae are known to feed on one of our most prolific and difficult weeds, Fireweed although unfortunately not enough caterpillars to make any impact.

1 comment:

  1. So pleased to hear you had a good time over here :) Would love to know where you visited :)

    The moth is superb - very pretty indeed.