At 20:13 24/09/2000 +1000, you wrote:
>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 Walbridge.
Not to be used as reliable evidence for anything but....
Roy & H.G. had a segment on the moths last night and the
close-up of a moth they showed was definitely a hawk moth.
Dr Peter Woodall email =
Division of Vet Pathology & Anatomy
School of Veterinary Science. Phone = +61 7 3365 2300
The University of Queensland Fax = +61 7 3365 1355
Brisbane, Qld, Australia 4072 WWW = http://www.uq.edu.au/~anpwooda
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