Monday, March 16, 2009

Moths in March 2009

Granny's Cloak Moth
Unknown White Moth with Orange & Brown Specks.


Identification
Granny's Cloak Moth is a large brownish grey moth with eye spots and scalloped pattern. These are the large fluttering moths you often see in dark places around the house. From a distance it looks like a boring dark brown moth, but up close it has a delicate pattern.

Size
wingspan 75mm

In the bush it rests in hollow trees or caves.

Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Noctuidae
Genus:Speiredonia
Species:spectans
Common Name:Granny's Cloak Moth

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