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Tussock Moth

Laelia obsoleta

Notes:

# Laelia obsoleta moth march 14



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6 Comments

StephenSolomons
StephenSolomons 5 years ago

Thanks kd

kdpicturemaker
kdpicturemaker 5 years ago

Beautiful, love the antennae! Reminiscent of a ghost bat from the first image angle.

StephenSolomons
StephenSolomons 5 years ago

Thanks Martin

MartinL
MartinL 5 years ago

That is a spectacular angle!

StephenSolomons
StephenSolomons 5 years ago

Good question Maria dB. All of the moths are released as soon as they are photographed, usually in the middle of the night. This one was quite healthy last time I saw it. I think I have lost about three of the moths I brought in to be photographed of over a thousand. They are not handled but encouraged to enter the containers by gently making it the easiest way to go. A few play dead. Thanks Mark, he was a lovely little moth

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Spectacular find. Definitely male. :) Well done.

Maria dB
Maria dB 5 years ago

Beautiful moth - was it still alive?

Gosford, New South Wales, Australia

Lat: -33.38, Long: 151.48

Spotted on Mar 27, 2014
Submitted on Mar 27, 2014

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