2019-01-12 00:34:47

Description

A large grey female Cossid with a wing span of about 175 mm. It made a crash landing and thrashed & skidded about on its back rubbing-off most of its scales on the thorax and wings. It finally calmed down when offered a large piece of eucalyptus bark. There were no significant patterns on wings or thorax on the grey upper side. The undersides of the wings were a deep pinkish-brown with a pale edging to the inner margin of the fore wings. The abdomen was thick and densely covered with brown tinged setae dorsally and was white on the ventral side. Attracted to bright lights on building near a National Park.

Tags

moth-grey

Location

School Rd, Upper Ferntree Gully VIC 3156, Australia

Meta

Observation2019-01-12 00:34:47
Date-Time From CameraYes
Location-37.892833, 145.312060
Photo Geo-Tag UsedNo
Created2019-01-13 by leuba (Leuba Ridgway)
Updated2019-01-13 by leuba
Photo(s) LicenseCreative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence
Document LicenseCreative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence
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