Sewing · Textiles

Giant puriri moth



Meet Luna, a giant puriri moth. Aenetus virescens is a moth of the family Hepialidae, endemic to the North Island of New Zealand. It is New Zealand’s largest moth, with a wingspan of up to 150 mm. This one emerged from my sewing studio this afternoon.



And here’s a real one. Aren’t they amazing creatures?



10 thoughts on “Giant puriri moth

  1. That is very cute. You could definitely make a collection of these. New Zealand (which Auckland is where I grew up) has the most wonderful insects, birds, trees and flowers…so much inspiration. Congrats on the commission

    1. Thank you. I should have guessed you were a Kiwi from the pohutukawa print 🙂 Doing a print workshop and visiting NYC sounded like a great way to spend a 40th birthday.

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