Is there an astronomical theme appearing here? A little while ago I posted about a sunfish. This time a Saturn moth has come into my purview.
It seems to be Opodiphthera astrophela – compare the pic on the CSIRO website.
It’s kinda mothy at the moment – here’s the cocoon of a case moth, possibly Saunder’s (Metura elongatus). This is about 10 cm long.
It’s attached itself by silk threads to a thyme bush – I found it when I went to get fresh herbs for cooking. I hope it didn’t drown in the recent days of downpours. I guess I’ll keep an eye on it to see if it survived.