This specimen was photographed by a friend on the Stirling Ranges (mountain range near Albany WA). I loved its bold patterns and huge antenna. Huge feathered antenna like this are generally used to scent the pheromones of the female moth and locate them for mating. The larvae of this moth feeds on the iconic Australian wattles (Acacia species) and pupate in a large brown cocoon. The wing span of the actual moth in real life is just 6cm.
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Please note that this piece is currently on display in Katanning. It will not be able to be shipped until late July when the exhibition ends and the artworks are returned to me.
Four Spot Anthelid, Anthela ariprepes
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.
Domestic shipping included
If you live anywhere outside of Australia and are interested in owning this piece, please get in touch so I can get a quote for shipping, as this will vary depending on location! Thank you!