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Helena gum moth (Opodiphthera helena) A very large male Saturnid moth (170mm wingspan) with large &#039;eye spots&#039; on hind wings and banded socks. Found resting on glossy black bricks. Attracted to lights at midnight at the local fire station which is in part of the local national park.<br />
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Helena gum moth (Opodiphthera helena)

A very large male Saturnid moth (170mm wingspan) with large 'eye spots' on hind wings and banded socks. Found resting on glossy black bricks. Attracted to lights at midnight at the local fire station which is in part of the local national park.

Helena gum moth (Opodiphthera helena) A very large male Saturnid moth (170mm wingspan) with large 'eye spots' on hind wings and banded socks. Found resting on glossy black bricks. Attracted to lights at midnight at the local fire station which is in part of the local national park.<br />
http://www.jungledragon.com/image/33286/helena_gum_moth_opodiphthera_helena.html<br />
 Australia,CFA,DRNP,Geotagged,Moth,Opodiphthera helena,Spring

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  1. Helena gum moth (Opodiphthera helena) A very large male Saturnid moth (170mm wingspan) with large 'eye spots' on hind wings and banded socks. Found resting on glossy black bricks. Attracted to lights at midnight at the local fire station which is in part of the local national park.<br />
http://www.jungledragon.com/image/33286/helena_gum_moth_opodiphthera_helena.html<br />
 Australia,CFA,DRNP,Geotagged,Moth,Opodiphthera helena,Spring
    Posted 3 years ago, modified 3 years ago
  2. Stunning, what oddity it is, the stranger the better! Posted 3 years ago

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The Helena gum moth is a moth in the family Saturniidae. It is found along the eastern coast of Australia.
The wingspan is 130-170 mm. The larvae feed on ''Eucalyptus'' species.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Mark Ridgway
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By Mark Ridgway

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Uploaded Oct 28, 2015. Captured Oct 15, 2015 12:04 in 161 Belview Terrace, Tremont VIC 3785, Australia.
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  • f/3.2
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  • ISO100
  • 4.46mm