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The Dryandra moth is a unique moth found ONLY in the south-west region of Western Australia. In fact it is the only moth in the entire family of Carthaeidae - making it incredibly special and unique!
The adult moths fly only at night and when disturbed, lower its head and abdomen and brings its forewings forward to expose the large eye-spots on its hindwings, oscilating from side to side to give the potential attacker the impression it is being watched by two large eyes. Wingspan ranges from 8 to 10cm. The larvae feed on Dryandra shrubs but may also eat Gravillea plants if necessary. The catterpillars also have a row of prominent eye spots down each side of their plump little bodies.
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Dryandra Moth, Carthaea saturnioides
2.2m x 1.7m
Oil and acrylic on heavy weight linen
This piece is unframed and unstretched for ease of shipping. It can be taken to a framer to be stretched and framed with a frame of your choice.