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Zodiac Moth [North Queensland Day Moth]

Alcides metaurus (Alcides zodiaca)

Description:

Black with iridescent yellow and green.

Habitat:

Tropical North Queensland

Notes:

Photographed at Tolga Country Lodge on the Atherton Tableland. The Zodiac Moth is active during the day.

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12 Comments

Alex Pope
Alex Pope 6 years ago

Thanks Andrea!

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 6 years ago

Congratulations Alex. Great spotting!

Alex Pope
Alex Pope 7 years ago

Thank you Karen! I'm honoured you chose this moth to represent Australasia. Thanks Carol!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 7 years ago

Congratulations!

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Congratulations Alex, this awesome moth has been chosen to represent the moths of Australasia in the blog today! http://blog.projectnoah.org/

Alex Pope
Alex Pope 7 years ago

It rested there for quite sometime, but I didn't see it fly away.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

looks like he's been spray-painted - what a beauty ! must look lovely in flight..

Alex Pope
Alex Pope 7 years ago

Thanks Dixie! I love the pastel colours.

Alex Pope
Alex Pope 7 years ago

thanks! :)

Nicholas4
Nicholas4 7 years ago

Incredible shots!

Alex Pope
Alex Pope 7 years ago

Like the Four O'Clock Moth, the Zodiac Moth is active during the day.

harsuame
harsuame 7 years ago

Espectacular muy hermosa felicidades

Alex Pope
Spotted by
Alex Pope

Queensland, Australia

Lat: -17.23, Long: 145.48

Spotted on Jul 6, 2009
Submitted on May 3, 2012

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