Saturday, October 21, 2017

Walker's owl moth

Erebus macrops/owlet moth/Walker's owl moth had been hovering over our porch and terrace garden for a few days now. We had a similar moth visit us a few years ago. We were able to click a photo, this evening, after a bit of circus. It's the second time that this variety of moth is visiting us. Wingspan is about 6-7 inches!

More about the moth: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erebus_macrops

A nice article about importance of moths: http://www.mothscount.org/text/16/importance_of_moths.html

An article about how to encourage moths at garden: https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=499



Regards,
Asha

2 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful creature. I've never seen this one.

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    1. It's big (about 12" in width) and beautiful! There's one more of this species at our garden today. :)

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