Whistling Moth, Hecatesia fenestrata
Peter Murrell Reserve, Blackmans Bay
Images by Geoff Carle, used with permission.
Mid January 2013
Male whistling moths fly just after sunset, circling an opening whilst making a sound. Other males will join the display, competing for the nearby females. The sound is created by ridged windows on the wings.
The sound that we were trying to pinpoint before that we knew these moths existed.