The Helena Gum Moth is a beautiful species found throughout the southern half of Australia incuding southern Queensland and Tasmania. Many people will have seen this species as it is large with a wing-span of 13 to 17cm and abundant. Its larvae feed on various species of eucalypts (gum trees). Its colour can vary from pinkish brown to a more terracotta coloured brown. This is one of my favorites for its beautiful little fuzzy legs and huge antennae, it will readily crawl onto your hand without being frightened and allow you to observe it up close.
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Helena Gum Moth, Opodiphera helena
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.
If you 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!