Tuesday, 2 December 2008

December Mothing (1)

It was sheer good fortune I was able to photograph this Cossid late last night. I turned the porch light on as I went outside and this moth was straight in, hammering the fluorescent light. It took some time to settle long enough for me to take a couple of photos.

It was a soft grey colour with intricate patterning on the wings. There is also a hint of rust brown towards the base as well. As it was flying against the light, the wings looked lacey.

I'm going out on a limb and speculatively identify it as Endoxyla sp! :-)
(Click to enlarge)

I will be watching for more Cossids from now on.


Mosura said...

Nice shots. I always like a well behaved moth :-)

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Junior Lepid said...

Thanks for that, mosura. I am making amendments as I type!! :-)

Duncan said...

What a beauty, puts my tiny ones to shame!

Denis Wilson said...

Very handsome moth, JL.
Well done.

Junior Lepid said...

Thanks Ducan and Denis.

I still love those little ones, Duncan! :-)