Saturday, July 17, 2010

When is a butterfly not a butterfly? When it's a MOTH!

Well that answers my question yesterday - our beautiful new 'butterfly' is actually a 4 O'clock Moth (Dysphania fenestrata)!  We've learnt that it's one of the few Australian moths which flies during the daytime and is often seen in the late afternoon - hence the '4 o'clock'.  So after a comfortable night indoors (thinking the poor thing was on it's last legs!) I've just put it outside onto a Heliconia leaf and it has now fluttered merrily on it's way!
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