Flash affected Sphinx
This moth flew in amongst some foliage and it was so dark I had to use the flash. The moth I think is a sphinx moth, macroglossum joannisi. The non flash colour was a steely grey with dark charcoal markings. Imagine my surprise when I downloaded the pic to find the flash had turned it into a rainbow of colour. Don’t know if it is possible to confirm the ID given its colour change. Taken January 2008 in Brisbane. regards,
We are going to agree that this is Macroglossum joannisi until someone proves otherwise.