We were lucky to receive 26mm rain over the past few days, but this was the only moth I saw last night.
Approximately 6cm in length, it had interesting markings on the wings but I have had difficulty finding close matches on any of my moth websites.
I apologise for the distracting shadow, but the moth was in a difficult position to photograph well.
I have constructed an observation jar (a large one) and if this species turns up again tonight, I'll try and get a close look at the hindwing.
It's possbily Oxycanus sp.
I would welcome a comment from any lepidopterists correcting me, if I am wrong with my identification.
(Click image to enlarge)
UPDATE: Again, likely to be Oxycanus antipoda.
1 week ago