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Zodiac Moth [North Queensland Day Moth]

Alcides metaurus (Alcides zodiaca)


Black with iridescent yellow and green.


Tropical North Queensland


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

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Alex Pope
Alex Pope 8 years ago

Thanks Andrea!

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 8 years ago

Congratulations Alex. Great spotting!

Alex Pope
Alex Pope 9 years ago

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

CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago


KarenL 9 years ago

Congratulations Alex, this awesome moth has been chosen to represent the moths of Australasia in the blog today!

Alex Pope
Alex Pope 9 years ago

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

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

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

Alex Pope
Alex Pope 9 years ago

Thanks Dixie! I love the pastel colours.

Alex Pope
Alex Pope 9 years ago

thanks! :)

Nicholas4 9 years ago

Incredible shots!

Alex Pope
Alex Pope 9 years ago

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

harsuame 9 years ago

Espectacular muy hermosa felicidades

Alex Pope
Spotted by
Alex Pope

Tolga, Queensland, Australia

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

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