Mistletoe Moth  Comocrus behriThis large handsome moth was feeding on eucalypt nectar at dusk . It had distinctive scarlet body marking and a scarlet tail tuft. Unfortunately the light was fading and a breeze blowing causing my picture to blur. There were several of these in the tree at Ruffy and Lesley reports them emerging from cocoons  in Whiteheads Creek . Lesleys tip that it was a ‘day moth’ helped me ID it ,  also it holds its wings flat when resting unlike butterflies that hold their wings together over their body when taking a break.

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