I have no idea of what this Moth is, just yet, but it is sufficiently different from my normal nocturnal visitors that I thought I would just post the photos tonight - and invite suggestions for an ID.
Although you probably think me lazy (not quite true). It is more a question of my lack of experience in working through the numerous families of Moths.
So far, the best I can guess is one of the Agathia genus, within the Geometrinae *** but several I looked at individually were Queensland moths, so maybe that's not a good start. (Donald Hobern has solved the mystery for me - Anthela excellens. Thanks Donald.)
Under the flash, the colour was washed out, until I adjusted the light settings on the camera. Interestingly, the most natural appearance was achieved using a "daylight" setting in the White Balance, not the "flash" setting, and yet I was using flash, set at half-power, with a macro lens.
The first thing I noticed about this Moth was the colour - there was a definite greenish tinge about it. Click on all images for larger sized views. Secondly, the way it was holding its wings open, at 45 degrees or higher. There are double "eye spots" (very small) on both pairs of wings, when viewing the under wings.There is a distinct fine red line across both wings, when set in the creature's preferred position.The body is very hairy, but not excessively so, as in many moths. It has a fine set of antennae, which I assume indicates it is male. The eyes are very prominent.
Any suggestions welcomed.
*** DJW - UPDATE:
Donald Hobern has come up with a perfect match for my Moth - Anthela excellens.
Many thanks, Donald.
I wasn't even close. Not in the right tribe, let alone Genus. Sigh!
One day I will get better at Moths.
Orchids are much easier!