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Australian builder find world’s heaviest wood moth

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The tradesman was working on a building site belonging to Mount Cotton State School in the Redlands when he discovered the whopper moth.

But while it may be the stuff of nightmares for some, the school is delighted with the find and has shared snaps of it on social media, calling the discovery 'amazing'.

Principal Meagan Steward said the moth was the same size as 'two fists put together' and was released back into the nearby rainforest - after the took a few snaps, of course.

Queensland Museum entomologist Dr Christine Lambkin identified the creature as a wood moth and told ABC Radio: "They fly very, very poorly.



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