Sunday, 27 April 2008

Rain Moth (Trictena atripalpis)

Family: Hepialidae (Swift and Ghost Moths)

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Yesterday, we managed to wring 6mm from a passing rainband and last night, I had visits from several Rain Moths. They differed in length from 4.5cm (above) to over 6cm (below)

I think this one may have been injured.

Early this morning, I looked for the casings around the base of some red gums, but was unable to find any. I did, however, find a few holes.

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