Moths and Frogmmouths
In the last 2 weeks we have had a lot of very large brown moths turn up in the evenings. They make a fair racket fluttering against the window, which annoys the dog. Fortunately when the light is turned off so are the moths!
There are more photographs of similar moths on http://peonyden.blogspot.com/
It seems that the bestbet for the species is Oxycanus silvanus apparently a regular around Canberra. There are many species in this family. and more information is at http://www-staff.it.uts.edu.au/~don/larvae/hepi/hepialidae.html (although there is no specific page for O. silvanus).
A side effect of the mothiness is that at least one Tawny Frogmouth has turned up. This can give an intersting experience if working in my study in the evenings as a large white shape appears out of the dark, catches a moth a silently wafts back to a perch in one of our gum trees. There are several posts on this blog about these birds of which http://franmart.blogspot.com/2009/01/tadpolemouth-update.html is the most recent.