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Queensland: Giant moth found in elementary school


It is hairy and almost as big as a rat: construction workers have found a giant moth in an Australian elementary school - the headmistress is delighted.

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Giant moth at school: "It could eat up your whole sweater"

Photo: Mount Cotton state school / Facebook

In a primary school in Australia, construction workers came across a huge insect: a wooden moth that has a wingspan of up to 25 centimeters and can weigh up to 30 grams.

The workers found the moth while building new classrooms at Mount Cotton Elementary School, which is near a rainforest.

Headmistress Meagan Steward said the moth was an "incredible find."

It is not uncommon to find animals such as koalas, ducks, snakes or turtles, but nobody would have expected a giant moth.

After the news channel ABC first reported on the moth, according to a report by the Guardian, the school received so many press inquiries that the school authorities had to be involved.

More than 500 people commented on the school's Facebook post.

Many congratulated them on the giant insect.

One user wrote, for example: "I love that. But I will never leave the window open again." Another wrote: "It could eat up your whole sweater," another user commented: "What a great species.

It's super cool to have this guy at our school. "


Source: spiegel

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