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Heaviest moth in the world the size of two fists found at primary school

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moth the size of two fists has been discovered at an Australian primary school. The over-sized insect was found by a tradesman working on building works at the site near a rainforest in Queensland, news.com.au reports.

He took pictures of his monster and shared them on social media before releasing back into the forest. Queensland Museum’s head of entomology Dr Christine Lambkin identified the creature as a giant wood moth and said it was the world’s heaviest of the species.It is commonly found between North Queensland and southern NSW and is grey coloured with a dark circular pattern on its thorax.Dr Lambkin said wood moths weighed up to 30g and the female wingspan reached up to 25cm, while the males were much smaller in size.“They fly.

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