Hi again Birding-aussers, good to see I drummed up some
interest re; 'The Games'. One thing still confuses me though, apart from
the fact that no-one has I.D. the Bogong, 'Bogon', 'Bogan' Moth.
Tonight, Michael Hunter comes up with the following gem "found
numerous Hawk moths, some had been crushed and were exuding green eggs. Looked
for but couldn't find any Bogongs, which are much larger."
The Bogong Moth as I remember, has a wingspan of about 3-3.5
cm, maybe a little smaller. The smallest Hawk-moth I have seen in this country
would be around 5cm, most are considerably larger, some are huge!! The Bogong is
just a small to medium sized moth.
I make my request again, has anyone positively identified the
majority of those insects at the 'Games' as Bogongs? Cheers - Paul