Unfortunately I think this moth was at the end of its life when found – it can barely stand – but a gorgeous specimen.
I am hoping to get a few more photos and maybe complete an illustration. If you look carefully you can see a small flash of the bright orange on the underwing.
I have been meaning to set up a night lamp and sheet to do some ‘mothing’ – inspiration from Duncan over at Ben Cruachan Blog. Although often seen as not as ‘pretty’ as butterflies moths are simply gorgeous with a velvety flannel look about them and the pattern work on their wings is spectacular. I have a few more photos of moths I have taken in the past 12 months so may post them over the next little while.
Of course my encounter with the Hercules Moth added to teh moth inspiration.
I do intend to buy the CSIRO book on Moths of Australia to help reference them.
…and as usual have small thumbnail designs drawn up and brewing in my brain…illustrations and linocuts…and….
…and….need to finish current projects…then again I could just get distracted by something new…again….