Coscinocera hercules

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Coscinocera hercules
Coscinocera hercules male.JPG
Mounted male
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Saturniidae
Genus: Coscinocera
Species: C. hercules
Binomial name
Coscinocera hercules
Miskin, 1876

The Hercules Moth (Coscinocera hercules) is a moth of the Saturniidae family, endemic to New Guinea and northern Australia.

It has a wingspan of ca. 27 cm it is the largest moth found in Australia, and one of the largest in the world.

The larvae feed on Polyscias elegans, Glochidion ferdinandi, Dysoxylum muelleri, Black Cherry, Timonius rumphii, but also eat other plants in captivity.

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Female