Subject: Please help me identify this monster moth
Location: Brisbane, Australia in autumn
April 19, 2016 12:26 am
I finished work the other day and stumbled upon this moth on a stair. I was wondering if you could please help me identify it as I have never seen an insect quite so large in my life.
P.s. If this is an undiscovered species I would like it to be called the Margotmoth
Signature: Sincerely Margot, aka the founder of the Margotmoth
First we do not have the authority to name newly discovered species. There is a lengthy process for determining a name. Your moth is not new to science, nor to our website. Your Hawkmoth is Coequosa australasiae. You may read more about the species on Butterfly House.