Moth joins German Class

04 November 2021

Brigitte’s German class has been burning bright this week, attracting this gorgeous moth spotted in the corner of the Classroom. Brigitte called Science Teacher Stanley Tang who was able to identify it as a Helena Gum Moth (Opodiphthera Helena), male, and native to Australia. The males have feather-like antenna in order to receive the pheromone sent out by females. Caterpillars of this moth can live for a couple of years and the moths will not eat and only live for a couple of weeks. Their sole purpose is just to breed.  Wunderschön!


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