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It’s time to show our footy colours

April 7, 2013
Hirdii fanaticus

Alternative name:  Hirdii fanaticus

During the start of the footy season on the Easter long weekend we noticed this moth clinging to some vegetation on our property, proudly displaying its colours. It is known as a Red Footman (Scoliacma bicolora) and is clearly a Bombers supporter, all the way down to the red and black footy socks on the back legs. The caterpillars feed on liverwort, lichen and moss.

I was going to crush it but thought it deserved to see its team suffer the same fate in the 2013 season.

Go Eagles….wedge-tailed, of course.

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