‘large brown moth
December 25, 2009
We found a live moth in our house that we have not seen before. It has a wing span of about 12cm the length of a pen and has cicles on the lower wings. see photo.
Leithfield, North Canterbury
We needed to check an Atlas to determine that North Caterbury was not in England, but rather on the South Island of New Zealand. We are quite certain that this is an Emperor Gum Moth, Opodiphthera eucalypti, and the species has been introduced to both the North and South islands of New Zealand. This is our second report of an Emperor Gum Moth from New Zealand in a few weeks.