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.