I was out in the front garden this afternoon when I spied something on one of the rose bushes. I initially thought someone had somehow attached a brooch to the rose bush but on closer inspection I discovered it was a beautiful moth.
When I looked closely at the moth I commented to my husband that it looked as though it was embroidery.
My husband did some searching on the internet and discovered that it is a Coprosma Hawk Moth. Usually it is found on the east coast of Australia but only as far south as Sydney so this one was certainly out of that range. It is the first time we have seen this moth.