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15 December 2012

a pink moth

This gorgeous MOTH was on the window frame yesterday, and it cooperated with my photography like a supermodel. It was easy to Google "pink moth" and discover at Andy's Nature Blog" that it's racing name is Oenochroma vinaria and that 'This abundant and colourful moth is widespread in Australia. Its distinctive yellow-lined pattern and fuchsia-pink colouring make it one of the easiest Australian moths to identify. The larvae feed on various plants in the Proteaceae family.' Andys photo of it is on a window frame as well. He also has other gorgeous moths - a peppermint green one with pink trim is a stunner.  I'll let you know if one of them turns up here.

7 comments:

  1. How beautiful. Widespread it might be, but I have never seen one before. Thank you for showing us this incredible moth.

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  2. As Elephant's Child says, I've never seen one and it isn't one you would miss noticing.

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  3. It looks unreal. Needless to say one has never drifted through our neighbourhood.

    BTW - Merry Christmas Ms O'Dyne and have a wonderful 2013.

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  4. It looks unreal. Needless to say one has never drifted through our neighbourhood.

    BTW - Merry Christmas Ms O'Dyne and have a wonderful 2013.

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  5. Sorry for the duplication, dunno how that happened.

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  6. I have not seen one before either, so thank you for posting it. Do you think they would be more prevalent in the country-side?

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  7. I finally re figured out how to comment - was just getting pages of pictures with no writing - So Hello to you and thank you for the pink butterfly - thats a first for me too

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