Genus Hecatesia

Whistling Moth, Hecatesia fenestrata

Female
Peter Murrell Reserve, Blackmans Bay
Images by Geoff Carle, used with permission.
Whistling Moth, Hecatesia fenestrata Whistling Moth, Hecatesia fenestrata

Males
Mid January 2013
Sisters Beach
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.

Whistling Moth, Hecatesia fenestrata