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Speiredonia spectans Native to Australia. This species of moth likes to hide in dark places such as a cave during the day and my garage made for an equally safe spot for this one that I found sheltering there. I photographed it while it rested on a ream of paper. <br />
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Larvae feed on wattle (family Mimosaceae) and yellow tulip (family Euphorbiaceae).<br />
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75 mm wingspan<br />
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In the bush during day light hours, these moths can be found in dark places such as caves. <br />
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Larvae feed on wattle (family Mimosaceae) and yellow tulip (family Euphorbiaceae). <br />
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Wingspan 75 mm<br />
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Speiredonia spectans

Native to Australia. This species of moth likes to hide in dark places such as a cave during the day and my garage made for an equally safe spot for this one that I found sheltering there. I photographed it while it rested on a ream of paper.

Larvae feed on wattle (family Mimosaceae) and yellow tulip (family Euphorbiaceae).


75 mm wingspan

Speiredonia spectans Native to Australia. With its cloak of many colours, a lovely visitor to my porch, a granny's cloak moth in family Erebidae.<br />
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In the bush during day light hours, these moths can be found in dark places such as caves. <br />
<br />
Larvae feed on wattle (family Mimosaceae) and yellow tulip (family Euphorbiaceae). <br />
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Wingspan 75 mm<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/77231/speiredonia_spectans.html<br />
 Australia,Geotagged,Granny's Cloak Moth,Hexapoda,Lepidoptera,Macro,Moth,Noctuoidea,Owlet moth,Speiredonia spectans,Winter,arthropod,erebidae,fauna,insect,invertebrate,new south wales

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  1. Gorgeous beast of a moth! Posted 2 years ago
  2. Wow, great find! Posted 2 years ago

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Granny's Cloak Moth is a species of moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in the north-east quarter of Australia and Tasmania. Strays have been recorded on Norfolk Island and in New Zealand.

The wingspan is about 70 mm. The larvae feed on ''Acacia'' species.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Apr 9, 2019. Captured Feb 26, 2019 17:21 in 59 Merewether St, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/99s
  • ISO250
  • 100mm