Friday Fun Fact – Day Flying Moths

day flying moths

Did you know that there are day flying moths? They are also known as diurnal moths, and they don’t just hang around at night!

The Zodiac moth, Four O’clock moth, and Joseph’s Coat moth are just a few examples.

We are very excited to announce that the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary will be introducing the Joseph’s Coat moth into the aviary next year.

Diurnal moths are usually beautifully coloured and feed off nectar. They have thread-like antennae and are often toxic to predators … so don’t try to eat one!

Remember, if a butterfly has bright warning colours, it’s a very good indication that they are toxic.

 

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