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What bug is that? Monster moth!

By 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 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 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 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 10:17 am 31 Jan 11

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

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 7:19 am 31 Jan 11

🙂 Great photo of an emperor gum moth.

cleo 12:31 am 31 Jan 11

Ahhh Mothera!

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 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 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 6:27 pm 30 Jan 11

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

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 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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