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Hercules Moth

Coscinocera hercules


The Hercules Moth is the largest moth in Australia with a wingspan of up to 27cm.


Hercules Moths occur in tropical Queensland and New Guinea. Their caterpillars feed on the leaves of several rainforest trees, but primarily prefer those of the Bleeding Heart tree (Omalanthus nutans).


I found this Male Hercules Moth on a chair in one of the farm sheds.

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Alex Pope
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Alex Pope

Cairns, QLD, Australia

Lat: -17.17, Long: 145.47

Spotted on Dec 14, 2017
Submitted on Dec 30, 2017

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