A hawk moth

This photo of a hawk moth, possibly Coequosa australasiae, was recently sent to me by a friend who lives at the top of the mountain behind me. It really is magnificent, if a little worse for wear.

Coequosa australasiae; photo by Heather Fraser

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5 Responses to A hawk moth

  1. Denis Wilson says:

    Hi Joy.
    Your Moth looks “normal” to me – the apparent holes in the wings seem to be part of the natural shape.
    http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2012/02/19/hawkmoth-from-australia-coequosa-australasiae/
    Nice creature.
    I love the Hawk Moths.
    Denis

    • Joy Window says:

      Thanks, Denis. Aren’t they fantastic? It wasn’t the wings, but the bare patch on the head that made me think it had seen better days. But maybe that’s normal, too. The wings are smooth, symmetrical and don’t look damaged, and were handy for ID’ing the moth.

  2. Heather says:

    It was a friendly little fellow and wanted to join the party!

  3. Dang, that’s a honking big moth! Lovely!

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