Zodiac Moth

This insect is no fly by night

Zodiac Moth (Alcides metaurus, Uraniidae), Far North Queensland. © Bronwen Scott

…Do not all charms fly/At the mere touch of cold philosophy?

John Keats, Lamia, 1819

Not all moths are creatures of the night. I photographed this Zodiac Moth (Alcides metaurus, Uraniidae) mid-morning, as it rested on a leaf. Other Zodiac Moths fluttered around the white flowers high in the Cadaghi (Corymbia torelliana, Myrtaceae), jinking…



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Bronwen Scott

Bronwen Scott


Zoologist, writer, artist, museum fan, enjoying life in the tropical rainforest of Far North Queensland. She/her. Website: bronwenscott.com