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North Queensland Day Moth

Alcides metaurus

Description:

The wingspan is about 100 mm. Adults are black with iridescent bands of yellow and pink. The underside is iridescent pale green with black bands.

Habitat:

Garden

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17 Comments

JamesPriest2
JamesPriest2 4 years ago

Lovely colours

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 5 years ago

Congrats Mac on the SOTD.. Beautiful spotting!!

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 5 years ago

So where did you see it? My plans are to be in Cairns next december... I won't have much free time, but....

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 5 years ago

Congrats Mark! These are a real treat to see. Beautiful :)

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 5 years ago

A big thanks to all for your comments on this spotting

dcslaugh
dcslaugh 5 years ago

wow! luminescent-looking! most colorful moth I've seen on here so far!

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 5 years ago

Congratulations Mac!!! At a quick glance I thought it was a butterfly :P Thank you for sharing :)

Les Catchick
Les Catchick 5 years ago

It is a real beauty.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 5 years ago

Congratulations.

triggsturner
triggsturner 5 years ago

Well done Mark. Congrats on your SOTD

CalebSteindel
CalebSteindel 5 years ago

Congrats MacC!

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 5 years ago

Congratulations MacChristiansen! This amazingly beautiful moth is our Spot of the Day!

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KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 5 years ago

wow - love day moths

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 years ago

Once again that's another surprise!

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 5 years ago

It will give any butterfly a run for its money.

Nidhin Basheer
Nidhin Basheer 5 years ago

Awesome MacChristiansen :)

IrinaSh
IrinaSh 5 years ago

Amazing!!Very nice!

MacChristiansen
Spotted by
MacChristiansen

Cairns, QLD, Australia

Spotted on Jan 8, 2016
Submitted on Jan 8, 2016

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