Sunday, May 28, 2023

Moth with a Mohawk

I was happy to finally get a still photo of this chunky-looking native moth (known as the rough prominent, or white-dotted prominent) crawling up and down grass stalks. It looks so feathery and soft.

I was intrigued by its mohawk hairstyle. Apparently the scientific name, Nadata gibbosa references this feature, since gibb refers to the Latin for humped.

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