Butterflies & Moths

Moth: Red-lined Geometrid

I identified the moth. It is a Crypsiphona occultaria – one of the most common moths in Australia, according to Wikipedia. Also called a red-lined looper moth.

I found great photos on a buttefly house website and you can read about it and look at pictures of the thin green larvae here. The grubs eat eucalyptus leaves and are tapered on one end and forked the other!

The image below is from Wikipedia...

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undersides, showing red lines

(By Donald Hobern from Canberra, Australia – Crypsiphona ocultaria, CC BY 2.0, Link)

And this is my photo…

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my photo through the window pane

There is no doubt, at all. It is the same moth.

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on the dried mint blossom

 

Thanks for looking!   🙂

 

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on a window pane

 

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you can see right through it

 

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the underside

 

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I popped it outside on an old mint blossom

 

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hard to believe it is the same moth

 

Taken with the Nikon D3000, yesterday. Thanks for looking.

Do have a great weekend!   🙂

Butterflies & Moths

Moth: unidentified

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Thanks for looking. All photos taken today with the Nikon D3000.
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Butterflies & Moths

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Butterflies & Moths

Caterpillar

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Australian Grapevine Moth larvae – I’ve been watching out for these cuties on my grapevine. I have to be quick as I think the birds like them, too.  We are expecting a warm week, so maybe my grapes will ripen after all. The blackbirds are checking them daily, and the sparrows.

Wikipedia says…

The Australian grapevine moth (Phalaenoides glycinae) is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is endemic to the south-eastern half of Australia, but is an invasive species in many parts of the world, including Canada and South Africa.

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Photos taken with the Nikon D3000.

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Okay, a weird camera angle there!    It is upside down – we’re looking at his chin and the first two sets of legs.

Thanks for looking.  I trust that you’re having a fine weekend.   🙂

 

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