Granny's Cloak Moth
The colours in the wings are due to light refraction rather than pigment. This is enhanced by the use of flash. The moth is actually a dull brown colour all over thus its common name Granny's Cloak Moth. The moth likes to inhabit dark places, particularly caves, during the day. Viewed from the back it gives the appearance of a large reptile with prominent eyes and nostrils.
ErebidaeGranny's Cloak MothInsectsMothsSpeiredonia spectans