I have seen the Helena Gum Moth Opodiphthera helena (White, 1843) only once before, in Robertson. But never have I seen it in such an unsuitable roosting position as hanging onto one of the black Fuel Hoses at "Steve's Servo".
But there it was, yesterday afternoon.
|First shot - a careful shot, lest I disturb it.|
|Head on view.|
You can see the orange legs and finely marked feet.
|Finally I got to shoot the whole moth|
from "above" (more or less at right angles)
"If disturbed, a resting moth will deflect its head and body, incline its wings forwards displaying its hind eyespots," Source: http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/satu/helen.html