IMG_9993錦紋燕蛾 North Queensland Day Moth(Zodiac Moth),Alcides zodiaca
North Queensland Day Moth(Zodiac Moth) is distributed in northeast Australia & Papua New Guinea. It is a day-time-flight moth and visits flower usually.
I have to thank the owner of the birdwatchers' cabin I stayed for pointing out this moth, otherwise I would miss this extraordinary beauty. It was untill I looked at the LCD on camera then I realized what a stunning creature I was photographing !!
This moth species has also been observed to migrate in large group during winter in Australia. Really special.
Taken in Cairns, Australia.