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A flying visitor

March 21, 2014

Elhamma 1This odd little creature caught our eye as it clung to a window awning. At first glance you might think it was one of the Three Blind Mice!
It is in fact a moth, Elhamma australasiae, of the family Hepialidae. This is a male – the female is larger and plainer. They may be seen as early as late January, but are most commonly seen from mid-February through to late-March.
Thanks to Peter Marriott for the ID.Elhamma 2Elhamma 3
To see a wonderful array of moths recorded recently in the Strathbogie Ranges, we suggest visiting the Boundary Hill Forest Blog.

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  1. John and Lesley permalink
    March 21, 2014 9:07 am

    Rather a gorgeous little thing. Thanks for sharing, and for your wonderful website, Lesley

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