Moths and Frogmouths

To: "'martin butterfield'" <>, "'COG List'" <>
Subject: Moths and Frogmouths
From: "Glenn Cocking" <>
Date: Sun, 24 May 2009 13:10:30 +1000



It is Oxycanus silvanus, which emerges regularly around Canberra at this time of year.




Glenn Cocking


From: martin butterfield [
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2009 9:33 PM
To: COG List
Subject: [canberrabirds] Moths and Frogmouths


The Fromouths have returned to our property at Carwoola.  This seems to have coincided with an abundance of large (5cm long) moths of which a sample is shown in the attachment.  Can anyone put a name to this species? 

It definitely adds excitement to life in my study as the ghostly shape of a Frogmounth swoops out of the darkness, grabs its prey off the window and goes silently on its way!


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