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Saturniid Moths [Order: Lepidoptera; Family: Saturniidae]
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Hercules Moth (Coscinocera hercules)
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Hercules Moth hercules_moth_113933.psd

Photo of male Hercules Moth perched on large street sign for caravan park.

ID: 113933
Photographer: © Ian Montgomery
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Location: Mission Beach NE Queensland Australia
Date & Time: 14/11/10 10:12:44 AM

Original size (pixels): width 3800, height 2850

Aperture: f5.0
Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec
Focal Length: 500.0 mm

With a wingspan of 27cm/11in, this is the largest Australian moth and has the largest recorded wing surface area (300sq cm) of any insect.

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Gallery revised on Sunday, 5 March 2017