Giant wood moth the size of a large rat is found at a school in Queensland

What a behe-moth! Tradie finds an enormous moth the size of a large RAT at a school construction site The monster moth was found on construction site at a school in Queensland Tradesman stumbled across the gigantic creature and snapped a photo The animal was identified as a giant wood moth, the heaviest moth in the world 

By Olivia Day For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 02:27 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 02:27 BST, 4 May 2021

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A tradesman has shown off an enormous moth he found on a school construction site. 

He stumbled across the gigantic creature - the size of a large rat - while building new classrooms at Mt Cotton State School in Redland, Queensland. 

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The insect was later identified as a giant wood moth by Dr Christine Lambkin, an entomologist at the Queensland Museum.

A tradesman has shown off an enormous moth he found on a school construction site

A tradesman has shown off an enormous moth he found on a school construction site 

The giant wood moth is one of the largest and heaviest in the world, the female growing to a wingspan of 25 centimetres and weighing up to 30 grams

The giant wood moth is one of the largest and heaviest in the world, the female growing to a wingspan of 25 centimetres and weighing up to 30 grams

Ms Lambkin told ABC Radio Brisbane the species is the world's heaviest moth, the female growing to a wingspan of 25 centimetres and weighing up to 30 grams. 

Meagan Steward, principal of the local primary school, said the moth was spotted on the site of a new building

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