What bug is that? Monster moth!

johnboy 30 January 2011 13

huge moth

joeyjojojuniorshabadoo discovered this behemoth trying to break into his house this morning.

Anyone know what it is?


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lisagrace lisagrace 9:48 am 01 Feb 11

PM said :

lisagrace said :

We found one yesterday morning at our place in Murrumbateman – it was bloody huge and we couldn’t work out what it was, the body looked very ‘spider like’ – now I know, thanks 🙂

You beat me to it 🙂

I knew we should have taken a photo – do’nt know what happened to it, guessing one of the dogs might have had something to do with it’s disappearance!

cocopops cocopops 11:25 pm 31 Jan 11

M0les said :

Suggest you put some sort-of scale in this kind of picture in the future (a body part for e.g.)

+1 You can say monster moth all you like, but a comparison to something would be good.

PM PM 11:01 am 31 Jan 11

lisagrace said :

We found one yesterday morning at our place in Murrumbateman – it was bloody huge and we couldn’t work out what it was, the body looked very ‘spider like’ – now I know, thanks 🙂

You beat me to it 🙂

joeyjojojuniorshabadoo joeyjojojuniorshabadoo 10:17 am 31 Jan 11

For those wondering- it’s wingspan was about 13cm, possibly a bit more.

lisagrace lisagrace 9:39 am 31 Jan 11

We found one yesterday morning at our place in Murrumbateman – it was bloody huge and we couldn’t work out what it was, the body looked very ‘spider like’ – now I know, thanks 🙂

Deref Deref 7:19 am 31 Jan 11

🙂 Great photo of an emperor gum moth.

cleo cleo 12:31 am 31 Jan 11

Ahhh Mothera!

grunge_hippy grunge_hippy 8:38 pm 30 Jan 11

i dont know what it is, but man I love that nickname.

god bless the simpsons….

gospeedygo gospeedygo 8:31 pm 30 Jan 11

Don’t say I didn’t warn you if you see it fighting a giant dinosaur in downtown Canberra.

M0les M0les 7:12 pm 30 Jan 11

Suggest you put some sort-of scale in this kind of picture in the future (a body part for e.g.)

beejay76 beejay76 6:27 pm 30 Jan 11

Surely it’s a new drone that escaped from Defence?

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 4:44 pm 30 Jan 11

Sex wins this round. Congratulations.

I didn’t even realise this one was up before someone had beaten me to the right answer. 🙁
Bring us more bugs!

sexynotsmart sexynotsmart 1:29 pm 30 Jan 11

We call them ‘Emperor Moths’ but Atlas of Living Australia seems to call it an ‘Emperor Gum Moth’ http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:34a88bce-6898-48a9-9d2a-f72c90de2e78

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