02 Oct 2020 WHAT A DIFFERENCE
Today I photographed another beautiful moth, not at the garage, but next to the window on my back landing. Thanks to Peter Hendry’s promptness in identifying it, the moth was confirmed as a female lacy emerald (of which species I have previously only filmed or photographed the eye-catching males) and not what I thought was a new species for my album. The lacy emerald, whether male or female, is spectacular. The ‘at last’ thrill of recognizing the female of a moth, after years of sighting only males, is still a vivid recollection. The lacy emerald is endemic in Australia. It occurs in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. Wingspan is 3 cm.