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Mistletoe moth - Comocrus beari The only image with reasonable focus. This female was very interested in the mistletoe , mostlikely wanting to deposit eggs onto the food plant for that species of moth. She would fly rapidly with only maybe 1 or 2 seconds when she was quiet giving almost no chance to focus on her. Australia,Comocrus behri,Geotagged,Mistletoe Moth,Spring Click/tap to enlarge

Mistletoe moth - Comocrus beari

The only image with reasonable focus. This female was very interested in the mistletoe , mostlikely wanting to deposit eggs onto the food plant for that species of moth. She would fly rapidly with only maybe 1 or 2 seconds when she was quiet giving almost no chance to focus on her.

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  1. Nice to have a photo of the adult moth, though! Posted 16 days ago

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''Comocrus'' is a monotypic moth genus in the family Noctuidae erected by Karl Jordan in 1896. Its only species, ''Comocrus behri'', the mistletoe moth or mistletoe day moth, was first described by George French Angas in 1847. It is widely distributed in southern Australia from Perth to Melbourne and adjacent to Bass Strait, occurring as far north as Derby, Western Australia, and Clermont and Rockhampton in Queensland.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Ernst
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Uploaded Nov 20, 2021. Captured Nov 18, 2021 12:52 in 9F9X+CQ Waitpinga SA, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 650D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 250mm