Day flying moths...

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Subject: Day flying moths...
From: "Rosie - Internode" <>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 17:28:38 +1000
In recent years there have been some postings about Apina callisto a day-flying moth. Usually observations have featured their caterpillars which are dark and are busy foraging in mid-winter. However the moths are now active in grassy areas especially when it's sunny. Googling the name will show images of the moth and the caterpillar. One site stated "Pest species" and another that they could be agricultural pests. In view of what we've done to their originally-widespread habitats in southern Australian grasslands that's possibly a bit rich!
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