For the past few months I have been waiting patiently for some Hercules Moth Coscinocera hercules cocoons to emerge with these amazing moths. They can stay dormant for months before they emerge. The Coffs Harbour Butterfly House have had my name and phone number pinned up next to the box of cocoons and hence the… Continue Reading →
On the way home from the Coffs Harbour Butterfly House on Sunday on one of the back roads we were amazed to see 4 large Wedgetail Eagles – Aquila audax. They were down on and beside the road – of course we had to pull over (again the husband mumbling about obsessive tendencies!). To see… Continue Reading →
Lemon Migrant (Catopsilia pomona) Some more Australian butterflies from the Coffs Harbour Butterfly House. Cruiser (Vindula arsinoe) Lurcher (Yoma sabina) Orange Lacewing (Cethosia penthesilea) Common Crow (Euploea core) Varied Eggfly (Hypolimnas bolina) Orchard Swallowtail (Papilio aegeus)
We visited Coffs Harbour Butterfly House yesterday. There were lots of wonderful Cairns Birdwing Butterflies – Ornithoptera priamus – fluttering by… they are such beautiful large butterflies. They are closely related to the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly.
Just a quick mention and thankyou to NAMBI – North American Moths Backyard Inventory – where the first new Blog carnival devoted to moths – The Moth and Me – can be found. They have kindly mentioned my posts about the Hercules Moth from a few weeks back and the Hawk Moth found locally. They… Continue Reading →
A hawk moth – I am pretty sure it is – Coequosa australasiae – found locally. Unfortunately I think this moth was at the end of its life when found – it can barely stand – but a gorgeous specimen. I am hoping to get a few more photos and maybe complete an illustration. If… Continue Reading →